Lacing the birchbark canoe

BBCP August 15-16

Join us Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between 5 and 9 pm at Ely Folk School to help build our new birch bark canoe or just visit and watch.

Last week we successfully formed a large birch bark canoe hull with lots of hot water, clamps, and helping hands.

This week’s Agenda (August 15 & 16):

  • Lace spruce root horizontal seams and vertical gores
  • Cut out birch bark scallops for gunwale and side bark reinforcing
  • Position, clamp, and peg gunwale-thwart assembly in canoe

The Birch Bark Canoe Project brings people together to have fun, share knowledge, strengthen community, enhance tourism, and build a traditional canoe.

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