Used by Aleuts and Pacific Eskimos to remove water from the kayak. Water was sucked into the tube then emptied over the side of the kayak.
Water that has settled into the kayak is removed by sucking it into the tube, placing a finger over the bottom hole and emptying it over the side.
The bailer used by the Chugach Eskimo is the same as that used by the Aleut. The water that by and by penetrates into the interior of the boat is sucked up in a sort of siphon; then the lower hole is closed with a finger and the water drained out. The siphon is spindle-shaped and made of one piece of wood split lengthwise, hollowed out and again lashed together.