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Cesar's Bark Canoe

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Byte, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

  2. Georgia_Boy

    Georgia_Boy Monkey+++

    WOW, Thank you! That is a wonderful creation of art from his nearby woods. A real artisan with skills that are about lost. What an enjoyable documentary. It is a blessing that this was recorded. My grandkids raved about it.
  3. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Yeah that Mears birch bark canoe episode is fantastic. :)
  5. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    Oh thanks for the Ray Mears episode! Hadn't seen that one before either.

  6. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Ive seen those videos before and to be honest I cannot get enough of them.

    Id love to build a birch bark canoe but im sure id get in trouble for skinning all the laocal birch[beat]

    Thanks for sharing.
  7. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote a poem about an indian maiden paddling a birchbark canoe. I wish I could remember which poem it was, the last time I read it was when I was back in high school over twenty years ago! Darn, I was trying to act enlightened, by quoting some victorian era poetry, but now I just look stupid.

    Anyway, here's one of Tennyson's better known poems, brown water nautical theme and all, Crossing The Bar:

    <SCRIPT type=text/javascript>zSB(3,3)</SCRIPT>Sunset and evening star,
    And one clear call for me!
    And may there be no moaning of the bar,
    When I put out to sea,

    But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
    Too full for sound and foam,
    When that which drew from out the boundless deep
    Turns again home.
    Twilight and evening bell,
    And after that the dark!
    And may there be no sadness of farewell,
    When I embark; For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
    The flood may bear me far,
    I hope to see my Pilot face to face
    When I have crossed the bar.
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