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Kings County Museum

Pipe, Smoking


Accession number: P987.65.4
Date: 1730 – 1750
Materials: Kaolin (?) clay
Measurements: 5 cm L x 0.8 cm DiameterThese are the stem dimensions with internal diameter of 5/64 inch (used for dating) and the angle of the bowl to the stem is approximately 132 degrees (also used for dating)
Marks/Label: Beaubassin in black lettering on a red background along the stem.
Narrative: One of 14 archaeological objects collected by Harcourt L. Cameron, a geology professor at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Harcourt was born in 1912 and died on October 3, 1965. These objects were a gift to Kings County Museum in June 1987 from an unknown donor. Acadia University has Harcourt's publications and some correspondance related to his geology work. He published articles on geology, archaeology, photogrammetry, and Nova Scotia historic sites. Sable Island, sometimes called the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" and Grand Pre were two of his areas of interest. There are 5 objects each from Sable Island and Beaubassin, 2 from Fort Lawrence, and 1 each from Barrachois Narrows and the Habitation (Port Royal).
Description: A clay tobacco pipe in two pieces: a broken bowl and a broken stem.  Both are white of a similar material, possibly white clay.  The stem has a red paint streak with Beaubassin written in black lettering.  No visible makers mark.