Never before have we restored a historic Birch Bark Canoe. It is a learning process that we hope to share with the campers of Camp Wabun. The craftsmanship of this canoe is incredible and we are honored to have been asked to restore it.
Marg Lewis of Camp Wabun just sent us this note: "We think this canoe was built in the early 1930's locally or perhaps in Mattawa for the daughter of one of Wabun's founders."
After hanging on the wall for many many years we hope to paddle this canoe on Lake Temagami by the end of the summer. There is still much work do do on the canoe including: sewing huge tears in the bark, replacing broken and missing ribs, re-pitching the entire canoe, and more!
This is the first update of the restoration process, check back soon to experience the process of restoring this beautiful and powerful canoe.
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