Lincoln Street Kayak and Canoe Museum

Lincoln Street Kayak and Canoe Museum

The work of Harvey Golden

Wednesday, MAY 31st, 2017

When I visited the Zymoglyphic Museum in Portland, I asked its founder Jim what the weirdest place in the city was. He told me, "the kayak museum." About 4 months later, I finally got a chance to visit it. As, the Lincoln Street Kayak and Canoe Museum is only open on Wednesday's from 5 pm - 7 pm.

It was well worth the wait as it's one of the strangest little museums I've ever been to. Inside, Harvey Golden has his replicas of ancient canoes and kayaks from Alaska and Greenland on display. Most of which, he has used in waters as cold as 30°, which is just below freezing. I didn't want to disturb him, so I just walked around taking it all in as he worked at his desk drafting what appeared to be plans for a new build he's going to work on.

The kayaks and canoes are displayed in a very specific order that goes along with a guide he's created. But, it's fun to just walk around any old way you like. I highly reccomend visiting this place, it's immaculate.