Friday, July 24, 2009

Witness a Birchbark Canoe Being Built in Searsport

Continuing the theme of traditional arts and boat building, those interested in seeing how a traditional birchbark canoe is constructed should head to Searsport in the next week where Steve Cayard with David Moses Bridges (Maine Arts Commission Traditional Arts Fellow) are leading the 2 week building of a birchbark canoe onsite at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine.

They began work on July 21 and will continue through at least July 31. They are working weekdays between 9am and 5pm. Builders from the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, and Maliseet (New Brunswick,Canada) Nations are working together on this project. They are at the front of the compound of buildings near the 2nd entrance along Rt 1 coming down from the North. All are welcome.
Photos, supplied by Darel Bridges, show the birchbark work of David Moses Bridges.

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