Steve Cayard - Birchbark Canoe Builder

Forest Trail 14, 2008

About the canoe

This 14-foot canoe was made with a sheet of winter bark for the hull. The etchings depict some of the plants and animals of the forest, including Clintonia or blue-bead lily, the hermit thrush, and the white-tailed deer. The dark inner layer of bark is scraped away from the background, leaving the designs. Inside beam 28, depth 11 3/8, Weight 45 lbs.
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