Owned by E. Gale Huntington, Dukes County Intelligencer editor and folk music scholar, this violin was possibly carried around Cape Horn on a voyage by Menemsha fisherman Lyman Cottle. However, it is likely Cottle was being dishonest in telling Huntington this, as the violin appears to have been made after Cottle ended his days at sea. Huntington exchanged his scallop boat for the fiddle.
|Credit||Gift of Mildred Huntington|
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