Photos by Sam Ulroan, and Cultural Heritage
A classic two-piece stern assembly. The kagaluq is the lower part, and the pamyuq is the top, or handhold. Pamyuq means "tail". The gunwale ends are made into a rounded, shouldered tenon, which fits into a corresponding hole about two fingers below where the kagaluq and pamyuq meet. Note small bolt to draw gunwale ends together, and a wedge shaped filler block between them. A "butterfly" lashing pulls the stringer(caganret) ends together. The last pair of "ribs" visible are actually carved from solid wood to make a tightenough curve. They notch over the keel(kuya).