Your Rewards - Finally an update
First of all thank you everyone for making this project possible, it was a huge success for everyone involved! We were also able to continue the Power of the Canoe... Read more
Dugout Canoes on the Upper Columbia River
WOW! What an amazing past 6 months. After completing our project on Bear Island, we immediately began carving HUGE dugout canoes with the youth of the Upper Columbia River. Check... Read more
Harvesting Materials Video and Completed Canoe
Check out this photo albulm on Flickr showing the maiden paddle of the first canoe the young people of Bear Island built:
Makominising Chiman - Bear Island Canoe Mainden Voyage... Read more
New Photo Albulm and Canoe and Kayak Feature!
Check out our photo albulm on Flickr:
Harvesting, Preparing and building a canoe! Some great photos from our second month here on Bear Island.
And Check out... Read more
Update #4 - Traveling with Shishcan-Chiman
Paddling Shishcan-Chiman, the 24ft. birch bark canoe, on the lake from which it was created is The Power of the Canoe. Thinking about the story behind this canoe from... Read more
Restoring the Camp Wabun Birch Bark Canoe
Never before have we restored a historic Birch Bark Canoe. It is a learning process that we hope to share with... Read more
Blog Update #3- The Search for Materials!
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Video Update # 2 - The Arrival - The Power of the Canoe
Please enjoy our second update which shows our arrival to Lake Temagami and the beginning of the powerful expedition.
Check out the last 15 seconds for some Shakespearean Birch... Read more
Update on the Road North to Canada
On the road again....
Greetings. So we hit road traveling Northeast to Bear Island, Lake Temagami, Ontario, Canada. We are loaded to the brim with 500 gallons of vegetable oil,... Read more
Missed the Kickstarter Project? Still want to support the Power of the Canoe?
If you missed the deadline to support the Power of the Canoe on Kickstarter, please consider making a simple donation to Voyages of Rediscovery.
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Successfully Funded! What Next?
You are all awesome! Thank you for all the support and positive feedback. It is truly an honor to receive these funds, which will allow us to bring Birch Bark... Read more
New Reward...New Goal- More Power of the Canoe!
Any one who pledges $20 or more will receive their corresponding reward PLUS a How To DVD. We will be creating a How To Build Birch Bark Canoes video that... Read more
Two Days Left! Paddle for the People!
Greetings! First of all thank you to everyone who has helped make this project a reality! You are bringing Birch Bark Canoes back to Bear Island!
We have about 50... Read more
Huge Support from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association!
We would like to give a big thanks to the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association(WCHA) for their $1000 donation to The Power of The Canoe!
The WCHA is really... Read more
100% Funded & $10,000+ Pledged! You are Reintroducing Birch Bark Canoe Building to Bear Island!
WoW! 100% Funded and the pledges are still coming in! Thank you everyone who has supported the Power of the Canoe! This is happening, we will be facilitating a 3... Read more
A Birchbark Revival! Canoe & Kayak Magazine Online-Kickstarter Project Promotion!
Check out the article Birch Bark Revival on Canoe & Kayak online (with plenty of links to the Kickstarter page!)
by... Read more
Building and Camping on the Baseball Field.
Well we just found out we will be building the canoes right in "town" on/near the Baseball Field. This will be great for many reasons! Not only will we get... Read more
Crooked Knives- Production Begins
In Olympia, WA, John and Xander have been busily making crooked knives, wannigan boxes, axe handles, froes, saw blades, and many other tools and implements necessary for building birch bark... Read more
Thank you to all the Blogs, Forums and Websites!
The Canoe and Kickstarter community is amazing! Thank you to everyone who has been spreading the good word about the Power of the Canoe!
The more people who know about... Read more
We make CANOES and MUSIC! Oatmeal Assassins!
Long Journey Home - Oatmeal Assassins from Voyages of Rediscovery on Vimeo.
A paddle down the Great Columbia from Beacon Rock to the Portland Blues Festival, then to St.... Read more
Two More Big Donations!
We just want to thank everyone who has already pledged and supported the project! You are all making this possible and YOU are bringing Birch Bark Canoes back to Bear... Read more
What/Who is Voyages of Rediscovery?
The mission of Voyages of Rediscovery is to facilitate educational expeditions on the Columbia River.
Columbia River? Why are you going up to Canada then?
Well, three years ago we... Read more
You are ALL Awesome! Thank you for your early support!
Three days in and we are 42% to our goal. You are all remarkable and we are honored by your support. It is amazing what a community can accomplish. We... Read more