Birch Bark Canoe Update June 11, 2018

Dear Canoe Builders and Supporters,

Canoe Country Greetings!

Each week (until September 19th) we meet on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. at the Ely Folk School (EFS) for friendship, sharing, hands-on learning about traditional birch bark canoe construction, cultural history, and more. Everyone is welcome to visit, observe, or participate.

This week’s Birch Bark Canoe Project (BBCP) schedule includes:

Tuesday, June 12

  • 5-6 pm – Minnesota Canoe Museum (MCM) Tour inside Ely Folk School.
  • 6-9 pm – BBCP Continue work on 20-foot Ojibwe Long-Nose canoe:
    • Pegging & lashing gunwales
    • Splitting & carving cedar planks & ribs
    • Crafting with birch bark
    • Peeling & splitting spruce roots

Wednesday, June 13

  • 6-9 pm – BBCP Continue work on 20-foot Ojibwe Long-Nose canoe:
    • Pegging & lashing gunwales
    • Splitting & carving cedar planks & ribs
    • Crafting with birch bark
    • Peeling & splitting spruce roots

We hope to see you and hear of your canoeing adventures and paddling dreams!

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