Blocked-end tubes, East Machias, ca. 2500 BP

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


These tubes probably were used for smoking tobacco. They were excavated in East Machias in the 1860s.

The tubes are made of a stone found only in Ohio and provide important evidence of an early trade network between Maine and western Indians.

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About This Item

  • Title: Blocked-end tubes, East Machias, ca. 2500 BP
  • Local Name: East Machias
  • Town: Machias
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Stone
  • Local Code: 21*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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