Looks great did you build it? Building my own birch bark canoe is one of those things I've wanted to do but never had the time. I have always envied people with the ancient skills. My boys are getting to the age I might have to take the time and just do it.
WOW! What a gorgeous canoe. My Dad had one built when I was just out of high school by some First People up in Northern Ontario. I only had the opportunity to take it out on the lake once. He kept it up in Canada where he bought it. I don't know what happened to it but it sure was a nice canoe. This one looks sweet too. I am a big fan of big water canoes and you certainly have provided a beautiful example. I have been toying with the idea of building a canoe out of heat tempered bamboo. I have access to a huge grove of a variety that grows large enough culms to make a strip style canoe much like a cedar strip version. I built one of those about 40 years ago and as far as I know it is still being used by a friend that bought it from me. Now that I am "retired" I have the time to practice my crafts again so I have begun "fiddling around" with my wood working tools.
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