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Tools
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courtesy Tony Andersen (larger version)
Harpoon Head
The Inuit call it an Unak. It was used for spearing seals.
 
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courtesy Hubert Groves (larger version)
Dog Whip
This is over 100 years old, and is made of sealskin.
 
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courtesy John Winters (larger version)
Killick
An old-fashioned anchor. These were used to moor off nets. A large rock was used for its weight.
 
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courtesy John Winters (larger version)
Bobber
This bobber is made out of cork and rope. It could have also been used as a bumper for a boat.
 
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courtesy Peter Winters (larger version)
Plane
This plane is about 100 years old.
 
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courtesy Hubert Groves (larger version)
Powder Horn
Once belonged to Bill Oliver and was used for carrying gun powder.
 
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courtesy Peter Winters (larger version)
Plane
This plane was used for cutting grooves in wood, such as in the making of moldings.
 
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courtesy Hubert Groves (larger version)
Measuring Stick
This was used for measuring how much shot and powder was needed to put into a cartridge
 
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courtesy Peter Winters (larger version)
Plane
This plane is about 100 years old.
 
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courtesy Hubert Groves (larger version)
Measuring Cup
This was used to measure out shot to put into a cartridge.
 
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courtesy Jim Andersen Sr. (larger version)
Hand Saw
This saw was used by German carpenters who built Makkovik's first mission house in 1896
 
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courtesy Jim Andersen Sr. (larger version)
Spoon
This spoon was used for pouring hot lead into molds, such as a nail mold in an anvil.
 
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courtesy Jim Andersen Sr. (larger version)
Squid
This was used to retrieve birds that had been killed over water, usually in a lake or river. It was sometimes baited and used to catch young gulls or tickle-asses for food.
 
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courtesy Hubert Groves (larger version)
Fox Trap
This was often referred to as a Vale trap. Vale was the brand name. Leg hold traps, such as this one, are banned today. They are replaced by the more humane Conibear traps.
 
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courtesy Annie Evans (larger version)
Pocket Knife
This is an old knife that dates back to the 1800's.
 
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courtesy Jim Andersen Sr. (larger version)
Saw
This saw was used by German carpenters who built the first mission house and church in 1896.
 

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