Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Community Supported Boatbuilding

A Public Showcase of Our Apprentices’ Skills

Come join us as we challenge ourselves to build two canoes in two weeks. This will take place at the Como Lakeside Pavilion during June 21st -July 1st, Monday-Thursday 8:00-4:30 pm. Six apprentices will put themselves to the test during this time and exhibit their skills to the community they are a part of. There will be lots of interesting action taking place such as steam bending, lashing, carving, and skinning. As the canoes are finished they will be launched on July 1st at Como Lake. But this is just half of the challenge.

In August the apprentices will bring their canoes to the Boundary Waters along with two other shop-built boats to test themselves in the wilderness.