That's a lot of work! But I did learn a lot about bark canoe building.|
It is a way for one to learn bark canoe building when one doesn't have
access to birch bark.
Someone who knows about building bark canoes could make a nice looking
paper canoe this way.
Perhaps a good project with high school students where there are extra hands to make the paper.
For More Information on Paper Canoes see:
Voyage of The Paper Canoe.
A GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNEY OF 2500 MILES FROM
QULBEC TO THE GULF OF MEXICO,
DURING THE YEARS 1874-5.
BY NATHANIEL H. BISHOP,
Ken's Paper Boat Page.
For information on building birch bark canoes see:
The Building of a Chippewa Indian Birch-Bark Canoe. by Robert E. Ritzenthaler
The online publication: "The Weymontaching Birchbark Canoe."
is available from the: Civilization Ca site
I spent a lot of time reading and rereading this book! Thanks David. David Gidmark's book "Building a Birchbark Canoe: The Algonquin Wabanaki Tciman"
And the reference book on bark canoes is "The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America" by Edwin Tappan Adney and Howard I. Chapelle
For information on making canoe paddles see:
The WCHA site's: Canoe Paddles: How to Make Them
also see my: How to Make a Paddle from a Log.
Also see the paddle making book: "Canoe Paddles: A Complete Guide to Making Your Own" by Graham Warren and David Gidmark