Decoys of Lake Champlain

Individual decoy carvers, from past to present, located around Lake Champlain are listed alphabetically. Each carver is briefly discussed and examples of their work are shown.

Decoys of Lake Champlain

A genuine labor of love, Loy Harrell has recognized 61 individual decoy carvers, from past to present, located around Lake Champlain. Listed alphabetically, each carver is briefly discussed and examples of their work are illustrated in 263 beautiful color photographs and 52 black and white. There are 352 decoys featured in all. Dr. Harrell has brought his enthusiasm to the reader through personal interviews with many of these accomplished carvers and adeptly portrays the true personality of decoy enthusiasts of the Lake Champlain area. This book is the first of its kind for the Lake Champlain area and pays a long awaited tribute to its carvers and the decoys they have and still are creating.

Wild Fowl Decoys

The “hunting grounds” of these decoys is a long way from Lake Champlain and of a craftsmanship more than two hundred years later. But the relation is still very close. The modern Indian on Georgian Bay employs a float to support his ...

Wild Fowl Decoys

This authoritative volume is the only text written for the collector that contains all there is to know on the subject of wild fowl decoys. Eugene Connett, III"

Decoys of the Atlantic Flyway

... 1 1 Lacy Act, 12 least sandpiper decoys, 32, 33, 64 Lahontan, Baron, 3 Laing, Albert, 194, 196, 198, 199 Lake Champlain, 3,212 Lake Mattamuskeet, N.C., 291, 293 Lake Ontario, 212, 223, 224, 226, 228,232,233 Lake St. Francis, N.Y., ...

Decoys of the Atlantic Flyway


American Studies

Harrell , Loy S. Decoys of Lake Champlain . ... As one of the largest freshwater lakes in North America and a major migratory flyway , Lake Champlain has long been a center of activity for the carving of wildfowl decoys .

American Studies

This volume supplements the acclaimed three volume set published in 1986 and consists of an annotated listing of American Studies monographs published between 1984 and 1988. There are more than 6,000 descriptive entries in a wide range of categories: anthropology and folklore, art and architecture, history, literature, music, political science, popular culture, psychology, religion, science and technology, and sociology.

Shorebirds

The Birds, the Hunters, the Decoys John M. Levinson, Somers G. Headley. coys . In 1687 , two thousand miles from the Nevada caves , the French explorer Baron Lahontan recorded the use of stuffed bird skins on Lake Champlain .

Shorebirds

Describes the life cyle and behavior of shore birds, looks at the history of shore bird hunting, and shows a variety of hand-carved decoys

The Animal Substitute

What has the decoy's function as a hunting tool exactly been and in how far has a decoy needed to look like a real ... ese decoys were used by Native Americans then referred to as 'Savages' for waterfowl hunting at Lake Champlain. e ...

The Animal Substitute

Presents an interdisciplinary study that combines art history, ethnology and sociology to examine the ways in which such "animal substitutes" as North American duck decoys and other utilitarian objects from a variety of cultures have influenced modern and contemporary art practices.

Decoys

Sixty great contemporary decoy carvers from North America are highlighted in this illustrated book discussing artist techniques and inspiration.

Decoys

Sixty great contemporary decoy carvers from North America are highlighted in this illustrated book discussing artist techniques and inspiration. Full-color photographs throughout.

Decoys North America s One Hundred Greatest

He made more than five thousand decoys and sold them to many East Coast hunters which included a large rig of goldeneyes and oldsquaws found on Lake Champlain, Vermont. Wilson's innovative and creative styles make his work collectible, ...

Decoys   North America s One Hundred Greatest

Antique decoys are among the hottest collectibles in the nation right now. With prime specimens commanding prices reaching well into the six-figure range, collectors see them as both an investment and a status symbol. Everybody wants them, but few can own the real thing. Loy Harrell, one of North America's pre-eminent decoy authorities, has crossed the country to gather photographs and information on the most valuable and sought-after decoys. This full-color masterpiece displays the greatest decoys of a bygone era, tells about their history and in some cases discusses their value. One of the specimens went for more than 600,000 dollars at a Sotheby's auction. Hunting, antique and waterfowl enthusiasts will want this book not only as a display of great artwork, but also as a valuable reference tool for these American treasures.

Decoys at Shelburne Museum

The redhead is depicted in this very early example of a solid decoy from the Lake Champlain area . Its maker was a stonemason and constructed the Little Stone Cottage ( 1840 ) which has been moved from South Burlington and reerected ...

Decoys at Shelburne Museum


American Duck Shooting

As already stated , at Silver Lake , in Massachusetts , the various clubs possess hundreds of live goose decoys , of which ... Mr. Townsend's account of houseboat shooting on Lake Champlain shows how black ducks are used as live decoys ...

American Duck Shooting

This classic work on the art of duck shooting outlines its techniques, describes the various species of geese, swans, and ducks, and notes the causes of declining populations

Adirondack Life

UND DIINUINGIAN TUDUTIVU UUTUD ANTIQUE FURNITURE FISHING CAMP MEMORABILIA DECOYS TROPHYS GREAT CAMP MEMORABILIA ... The perfect spot to enjoy all that the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain have to offer . After a hearty breakfast , stroll ...

Adirondack Life


The Delaware River

Thule reed decoys designed to mimic the canvasback duck were carbon-14 dated to be two thousand years old.112 Decoys made with waterfowl skins stuffed with grass were used on Lake Champlain in 1687. The earliest record of wooden decoys ...

The Delaware River

Emerging from the Catskills, the Delaware River winds along the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey to the Atlantic, offering hundreds of miles of magnificent scenery. Its sparkling waters supported the Lenape tribes growing maize along its banks. English explorers sailed the river in search of the mythical Lake Laconia, believed to be the source of all northeastern rivers. Urban growth pitted railroads, industry and energy companies against protectionists in continuing fights over appropriate use of the river. Hunting, fishing and boating remain vital local traditions passed from one generation to the next. Author Frank H. Moyer charts the life and legacy of the mighty Delaware.

Collection of Duties in the Lake Champlain Valley 1789 1989

Lake Champlain was the best way to get from here to there . ... black - camouflaged boats , submersibles towed on ropes that could be cut if the lake patrol came , decoys to keep the patrol busy while the real smugglers slipped by .

Collection of Duties in the Lake Champlain Valley 1789 1989


Keystone Folklore Quarterly

You no get drowned on Lake Champlain So long you stay on shore . The wind , indeed , does blow furiously in Lake Champlain , so hard , in fact , that decoy carvers designed their birds in such a fashion as to cut through the extremely ...

Keystone Folklore Quarterly


Vermont Life

Long before firearms were used , Abenaki history remembers them as discoverers . would set up decoys in fields near the lake , Samuel de Champlain " discovered " dig pits and cover them with animal hides . Vermont's great lake in 1609.

Vermont Life


Peter M Pringle Master Decoy Maker

In another letter to Merle, Pete gave a detailed account of perch fishing with Harold Last at Champlain's Landing on Lake Simcoe, at the mouth of the Trent Canal: Lake Simcoe was as smooth as glass, the sun was shining through a slight ...

Peter M  Pringle  Master Decoy Maker

An avid outdoorsman, Pringle began carving decoys in 1898 and in 1928 set himself the goal of producing the best rig of decoys in the world. Between 1929 and 1946, employing his skills as a commercial artist and going to great lengths to ensure the utmost accuracy, he fashioned approximately 120 of what many now consider to be among the finest examples of decoy art. But because he carved exclusively for his own use and made only a few for close friends, Pringle's birds remained largely unknown until recently.

The Bird Decoy

The History and Techniques of Decoy Making Of all the forms of folk art associated with pioneer America , only one ... An early French explorer of the Lake Champlain region in 1687 reported seeing decoys constructed by Indians from the ...

The Bird Decoy


Ducks Unlimited

BY MIKE BENO Decoys , Decoys , Could You Decoys Survive ? ... Decoys and game can enhance flavor and decorative carving dominate the sport- kill most parasites . ... John Gribble Perry , Ohio Decoys of Lake Champlain .

Ducks Unlimited


Bird Decoys

Lake Champlain and the Hudson Valley carried heavy duck migrations . Lake Oneida and the Montezuma Marshes supported market hunting operations of considerable extent , and the Finger Lakes were famed for good Canvasback shooting The ...

Bird Decoys