: Water Transportation
: Small Boats
: Duck Boats
Dan Kidney Duck Boat
Manufactured by the Kidney & Son Boat Factory, DePere, Wisconsin
Cedar wood, canvas
beam 3 inches, length 14 feet, weight 100 pounds
Double action oars by F.A. Allan, Monmouth, Illinois, Patent December 1884 and 1888.
Illinois State Museum Collection (1990.66.1a-e)
Gift of the family of William W. Watson, Barry, Illinois.
Note the oars rowing mechanism to allow rowing forward or backward.
Photograph by Gary Andrashko, Illinois State Museum.