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It truely has been a blessing to paddle the Columbia River with the men and women of VOYAGES OF REDISCOVERY. Idaho Jim and I are restoring the first dugout canoe from 1997 that we helped build here in Lewiston, Idaho. We call it the SCOUT CANOE as it was my son Scott Eier's Eagle Scout project. It has been at the US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS Lewis Clark Center located on the levy preventing the Clearwater River from flooding Lewiston, Idaho. It has dry rot which we are learning how to treat and then we will make it waterproof so it too can paddle the Columbia River with the birchbarks. CANOE! CANOE!
Thanks for the support and shout out from the Murat's blog: Paddle Making (and other canoe stuff)... Functional Paddle Art and Other Canoe Related Ramblings.
His paddles are truly incredible and the blog also features tons of beautiful canoes and canoe related resources! Thanks for the support!
What a fantastic project! This serves both the local native community and those who are able to take a canoe trip and learn about native culture and experience the outdoors. Keep up the good work
4 Days in 50% of our Goal! You are all awesome. You are helping to reintroduce Birch Bark Canoes to native youth. You are making this possible. This Kickstarter project is demonstrating the Power of the Canoe. How the canoe can draw a community together to help another community.
Thank you and we hope to see you on the River soon.
As a boy I went on fishing trips to Temagami with my Grandparents. One day of every trip we would take the big lake boat from Temagami Village and make the rounds to all the camps and stops serviced by the boat. A highlight was always the Hudson Bay Trading Post on Bear Island. In 2007 I finally returned to the area for a week of paddling with my wife. On one of the portages I met the retired Factor from the Trading Post. It was great to talk to him and he gave us some great fishing tips. What a great place! Best of luck with the project.
This is inspiring stuff guys! Thank you!