Lot 2032
Malachi Waterfield Canvasback
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Malachi Waterfield (1832-1916), Knotts Island, North Carolina. Malachi's father bought the Morse Point Farm in 1842 with $243 in gold, and that property ultimately became his. He was a no-nonsense type who loved to fight. One of the best known encounters occurred in the Civil War when Northern troops approached his farm and threatened to pillage it. Malachi shot it out with them and killed three soldiers. He escaped down Indian Creek in a small sail skiff. This old canvasback exhibits a proud form and will have an honored place in any decoy collection.

Length 15"

Old gunning paint; bill blunted.