Early Canvasback Drake Dr. Salmon Rig Michigan 15 3/4 in. long
An early, expertly-crafted, hollow decoy from the rig of Dr. James M. Salmon, who owned land and gunned on Long Point, Ontario. He sold his land to the Long Point Company in 1866, retaining lifetime gunning privileges. In old working repaint with flaking and gunning wear.
Provenance: Dr. James M. Salmon Rig Private Collection Ronald S. Swanson Collection
Literature: Bernard "Barney" W. Crandell, "Decoying St. Clair to the St. Lawrence," Erin, ON, 1988, p. 81, rigmate illustrated.
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