|David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy, |
works on a canoe.
|David Moses Bridges works on a canoe.|
For the first time in almost 100 years, a birchbark canoe will be built on Mount Desert Island! Master canoe builders David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy, and Steve Cayard will spend almost a month at the Abbe building a 16 foot traditional bark canoe, joined by Passamaquoddy apprentice Tobias Gabriel Francis. Visitors to the Abbe will be able to watch the process of building the frame, shaping the bark, bending and placing the ribs, and lashing it all together with roots from the spruce tree. Using primarily hand tools, the canoe will be made almost entirely of traditionally available materials and etched with traditional Passamaquoddy designs - See more at: http://www.abbemuseum.org/calendar/august.html#sthash.tLwCoT1l.dpuf