Canoeing

A pair of six-hour canoes

I still remember a PBS show called Cottage Country where I saw an episode over 25 years ago that demonstrated how to build what was known as the “Six Hour Canoe” from one sheet of 4×16 marine plywood (or a pair of 8-foot sheets). Eventually, in 2003 I built one. It was at a two-day workshop at what was then the Adirondack…

In Idaho, canoe carving brings tribal traditions to life

Carving and building canoes – in part as a nod to the past – is becoming more and more popular.LAPWAI, Idaho — Wood chips were flying as fourth- and fifth-grade Lapwai Elementary students helped carve a traditional canoe. Nez Perce Tribe member Julian Matthews organized the evening carving session to instill a sense of culture in the youngsters. About 30…