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Ocracoke, North Carolina, circa 1940, painted canvas over kapok construction, glass eyes, incised CWG, having the original anchor weight.
Length 25 in.
After World War II, Charlie Warren Garrish, Jr. became an active hunting guide and made decoys. This canvas decoy is constructed in the old Outer Banks style yet it has no wire ribs. It is reported that the kapok filler used in this decoy was salvaged from a British ship destroyed by German U-boats off of Ocracoke. Only four bodies were recovered and they are buried in the British Cemetery on Ocracoke Island.
Original paint, working repair to the neck.