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Canoe tricks with Reg Blomfield

A charming 1930s film made at Stoney Lake, Ontario showing improbable things being done with a Canadian canoe. My thanks to Bob Holtzman for spotting this one…

In one canoe! Don’t try this at home folks…

Dugout canoe building in Finland, 1936

This is quite something: the log is dug out and the exterior shape cut, then the log is opened out and framed, and then a sheer strake is added.

This is ancient history in action – and arguably marks the change in direction in boat evolution that eventually led to the very earliest beginnings of clinker construction.