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The Bugeye Canoe

In 1868 another canoe was invented by the Indians, wherein a single log was dugout, as much as eighty-five feet in length. There was an intermediate step between the canoe and the bugeye, the brogan, which was a large canoe, partially decked, with a cuddy forward in which a couple of men could sleep and cook. The result was that the bugeye was larger, fully decked, with a fixed rig following that of the brogan. There were full accommodations for the crew which because it was used for oyster dredging.

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