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.

An ice-breaker before ‘elf an’ safety’

A scary but wonderful piece of film from Finland. I’m not sure which year it was shot.

My thanks to the members of the Duckworks Facebook forum.