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.
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: Horatio Balch Collection, 21*
- Collection: Horatio Balch
- 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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