Here is the complete list of what John has published, or been involved in, as far as I know at this moment. Please correct and add to it if you can. The Links are old and may be broken. I have a Hotmail address that begins svalegria, then at and so on.
I think that I have digital copies of many of these except:
Climbing a Liquid Hill, the Physics of Hull Speed,
Canoe 15 (1):30 (Now Canoe & Kayak Magazine) Kirkland, WA
Could someone please scan or photocopy that article and send it to me? Just his article.
FYI: I have also included copies of some obituaries that you may not have seen.
Heath, John D.
1961 THE KAYAK OF THE ESKIMO. American White Water 7(2):3-11.
A description of kayak construction & delineation of various kayak types & their characteristics. With a brief discussion of paddles & paddling & rescue techniques.
Taylor, Kenneth I.
1962 A GREENLAND SUMMER. American White Water Spring: 18-24.
A letter from Taylor to John Heath describing his summer field trip in Greenland with special emphasis on kayaking.
Adney, Edwin Tappan & Howard I. Chapelle
1964 THE BARK CANOES AND SKIN BOATS OF NORTH AMERICA. Bulletin 230.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution.
A major work on kayaks including a discussion & scale drawings of many types, pp. 174-211. Appendix by John Heath on the kayak roll, pp. 223-229.
1966 THE KAYAK HUNTER. American Whitewater 12(1):5-9.
A general article on a Greenland kayak hunter and his equipment & methods. Includes comments by John Heath on kayak fear & on kayak equipment.
1968 THE KING ISLAND ROLL. American White Water 13(4):11.
Drawing & caption explain how the roll was performed with a single paddle.
1968 THE WORLD’S (ONETIME) BEST: Eskimo Kayakers of King Island. American White Water 13(4):7-12.
Description of the construction & use of the King Island type kayak including a single-bladed paddle roll technique for recovery from a capsize.
1969 COMPARATIVE STUDY OF KAYAKS. Unpublished manuscript No. 1084.1 (23 typescript pages). Archives of the Canadian Ethnology Service, National Museum of Man, Ottawa.
Description of Arctic kayaks from Greenland to Siberia comparing features of form & construction.
1972 THE KING ISLAND KAYAK. Unpublished manuscript No. 1084.2 (35 typescript pages of text, 54 pages of photos with captions). Archives of the Canadian Ethnology Service, National Museum of Man, Ottawa.
A field & museum specimen study of the traditional King Island kayak detailing construction & use.
1977 SOME COMPARATIVE NOTES ON KAYAK FORM AND CONSTRUCTION. In Contextual Studies of Material Culture. David W. Zimmerly, ed.Pp. 19-26, Paper No. 43, Canadian Ethnology Service, Mercury Series.Ottawa: National Museum of Man.
Kayaks from North & East of Seward Peninsula are compared with those to the south with the similarities & differences related to various theories of Eskimo migration & contact.
Laughlin, William S., J. Heath & E. Arima
1991 “TWO NIKOLSKI ALEUT KAYAKS: Iqyax and Uluxtax from Umnak Is.” In John Heath, et al., “Contributions to Kayak Studies,” Canadian Museum of Civilization Mercury Series, Canadian Ethnology Service Paper No. 122:163-210. Ottawa.
— This article details a single & a double hole Aleut kayaks currently in the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology. Photographs & two scale drawings accompany.
Arima, Eugene Y.
1991 CONTRIBUTIONS TO KAYAK STUDIES. Edited by Eugene Y. Arima, John D. Heath, Guy Mary-Rousseliere, Kenneth I. Taylor, William S. Laughlin, Knut Bergssland, John Brand, Joseph Lubisher, George Dyson & Gert Nooter. Canadian Ethnology Service, Mercury Series, Paper 122. Ottawa: Canadian Museum of Civilization. The Canadian Museum of Civilization has been active in kayak studies since the 1960s. This volume of collected papers continues this involvement & reflects the Museum’s major kayak collection. The first two papers describe King Island & North Baffin kayaks, their construction & other details, & includes line drawings. Other articles, also illustrated with line drawings, are on kayak design variation; Greenland kayaks; “kayak fear”; Canadian revival; & the fascinating Aleut designs. Although all the studies are kayak-related, they vary in specific focus & approach.
1991 KAJAKKER by the Vikingeskibshallen I Roskilde
Den grønlandske kajak og dens canadiske forbindelse In Danish with photos & drawings. It appears to show the variation of the kayak from the Mackenzie Delta to Ammassalik, East Greenland.
Which I believe translates to: “Greenland kayak and its Canadian connection”
The scale drawing appears in “Contributions to Kayak Studies” (1991)– survey by John Heath.
17 Sea-Kayaker Articles by John Heath & a review
Issue 8, Spring 1986, page 62: “Kajakangst” by John Heath: History, Kajakangst, Balance, Health, Psychology
Issue 9, Summer 1986, page 13: “The Narrow Paddle (sic): Theory and Practice” by John Heath: Paddles, Narrow blades theory, Traditional equipment, Greenland (The correct title was “The Narrow Blade: Theory and Practice)
Issue 10, Fall 1986, page 11: “Three Braces From Grønland” by John Heath: Bracing, Three Greenland techniques, Traditional kayaks
Issue 11, Winter 1986, page 12: “Alaskan Eskimo Rolls” by John Heath: Rolling, Alaskan Eskimo techniques
Issue 12, Spring 1987, page 15: “The Greenland Kayak Club” by John Heath: Greenland, Kayak club, Rolling, Greenland storm roll, rescue, Traditional Techniques
Issue 13, Summer 1987, page 15: “The Phantom Kayakers, A Scottish Mystery” by John Heath: History, Greenlanders paddle to Scotland?
Issue 14, Fall 1987, page 13: “The Greenland Kayak and the Canadian Connection” by John Heath: Greenland, Traditional kayak types, Kayaks
Issue 15, Winter 1987, page 58: “The Do-It-Yourselfer’s Greenland Paddle” by John Heath: Do-It-Yourself, Greenland paddle, Traditional Equipment
Issue 17, Summer 1988, page 72: “Hull Breathing” by John Heath: Hull breathing, Techniques & equipment, Capsize
Issue 22, Fall 1989, page 65: “Skin Boats of Antiquities Conference” by John Heath: Kayaks, Conference on traditional
Issue 24, Spring 1990, page 10: “Manasse” by John Heath: Biography, Manasse Mathaeussen, Greenland, Manasse Mathaeussen biography
Issue 25, Summer 1990, page 53: “Please Remain Seated” by John Heath: Techniques, Alternatives to rolling
Review not article
Issue 25, Summer 1990, page 64:Reviews (video), John Heath: Greenlanders at Kodiak, Greenland, Technique video reviewed, Rolling, Greenland techniques video reviewed
Issue 30, Fall 1991, page 39: “Digging for Clues” by John Heath: History, Aleut artifacts discovered, Aleuts, Artifacts discovered
Issue 32, Spring 1992, page 56: “The Balance Brace” by John Heath: Braces, Greenland balance brace, Greenland, Balance brace technique, History, Greenland balance brace
Issue 58, June 1997, page 54: “Eskimo Rescue Technique” by John Heath: Technique, Eskimo rescues, History, Eskimo rescue techniques, Greenland, Rescue techniques
Issue 76, June 2000, page 55: “Maligiaq Makes Waves on Visit to U.S.” by John Heath: Traditional Paddling, Maligiaq Padilla, Greenland’s Kayaking Champion, Greenland
Issue 90, Oct. 2002, page 14: “Forward sweeping roll” by John Heath: History, Greenland, Technique, Roll