Bill Samson builds a baidarka

Bill Samson builds a baidarka

This scrap of YouTube video is a trailer for Daphne Barbieri’s half-hour film about a project to build a Aleutian Islands baidarka, a traditional skin-on-frame kayak.

The builder here is Bill Samson, who is probably best known to the boatbuilding community as an early builder of Phil Bolger’s Chebacco boat, and long-time editor of the newsletter Chebacco News. The newsletter is still available in the archives section at the website www.chebacco.com.

 

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