St Lawrence County Historical Association

Rushton Canoe Exhibit

Rushton Testing a Canoe

Harry Rushton (son of J. Henry) stands atop a canvas-covered Indian Girl model canoe outside the Boat Shop in Canton to test the canoe’s hull strength. After 1900, the Indian and Indian Girl models became the mainstays of the Rushton Boat Shop – a record 750 Indian Girls were produced in 1906.