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has anyone ever made a dug out canoe from a tree trunk. what trees from North America would work I'm wondering?
 
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Howdy,

I haven't made a dugout, but I have seen Natives here on the Pacific coast make cedar dugouts. Natives used alaskan yellow cedar, and western red, I think. Big trees, split, then char/burn out the middle core, then carve out. I have seen one, was offered a ride. It was 40 ft. long?
 
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I saw one made once by an amateur.   He left the bottom round and darn near killed himself.  It would roll every time he tried to get inside.  I think the wood was Tammarac.... not certain. It was in MN, so Tammarac makes sense.

In the construction he made liberal use of a chain saw.  It was probably a little over 20 ft.  Anyway, I never did see it used successfully.
 
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Many years ago I had a book that I believe said the Nootka made their whaling boats from a large yew tree.
 
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Here's an excellent video about building a dugout canoe.  From the Northmen Guild Their other videos are worth watching as well!
 
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