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Discussion in 'Birchbarks, Dugouts and Primitive Craft' started by James Schuldes, Dec 12, 2006.

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    James Schuldes Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Quoted from "Undaunted Courage," by Stephen E. Ambrose, who is recapping the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Lewis & Clark wintered on the Pacific coast among the Clatsop and Chinook tribes.

    "The canoes beat anything Lewis or Clark had ever seen."
    "Some of the larger canoes were up to fifty feet long and could carry five tons or thirty people."
    "They chiseled out a canoe using only old files embedded in a block of wood as a handle... These people make them in a few weeks."

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