Friday, July 16, 2010

Dugout Canoe

Common Ground on the Hill, in addition to being a music camp, is an art and cultural event. We went down to watch the dugout canoe demonstration yesterday afternoon. They tried to light a fire with a wooden stick. When that didn't work, they went to flint. They settled for a borrowed lighter, in order to speed the process up. By burning the inside of the canoe it makes it easier to scrape out the inside of the log. Apparently, the canoe is not going to be seaworthy by the end of the week. They'll pick up where they left off when camp resumes next year.

1 comment:

  1. That is a pretty big tree that they are making into a canoe.