Birch Bark Canoe

384-birch-bark2The sport and leisure activity of canoeing became popular in the latter half of the 19th century and as a result large numbers of traditional North American birch bark and stripped plank canoes were imported into this country, to be sold through the large department stores or via smaller boat builder/agents. This particular canoe is of the Malecite Indian type and as such has been modified for pleasure boating with the addition of zinc buoyancy tanks inserted at either end.

Length 5.15 metres
Beam 0.9 metres