Wooden Fiddlehead Canoe RAFFLE

Wooden Fiddlehead Canoe RAFFLE

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 5:00 AM (EST)
to Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:00 PM (EST)
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Students from the Greenville Woodworkers Guild met once a week from October 2016 to April 2017 building this handmade boat. Students also made several specialized tools including clamps to hold the planks together and jigs specific to this type of boat building. On Thursday, April 13 students from the Greenville Woodworkers Guild launched the canoe on the Reedy River. Following the launch, students donated the canoe to Friends of the Reedy River.



This fiddlehead canoe, designed by Harry Bryan, is 10.5' long and was built in the traditional "lapstrake" method in which one plank overlaps the next and both are fastened together with handmade rivets. The canoe is made from cypress planks over white oak frames and the deck is cherry. The design dates back to Native American river canoes. English explorers liked the shape and function then took the style back to England where they added a deck to keep the cold English water from splashing in the boat. Harry Bryan is a Canadian designer that further adapted the design.


  

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  • frank holleman replied yes for 1 adult

    11/30/2017
  • Gretchen Erwin replied yes for 1 adult

    11/30/2017
  • Andy Douglas replied yes for 1 adult

    11/30/2017
  • April Kelley replied yes for 1 adult

    11/17/2017
  • Michael Corley replied yes for 1 adult

    11/09/2017
  • frank holleman replied yes for 1 adult

    11/04/2017
  • Paula Wynn replied yes for 1 adult
    Beautiful work!

    10/19/2017
  • Anthony Archino replied yes for 1 adult

    10/16/2017
  • Raymond Teaster replied yes for 1 adult

    10/14/2017
  • Michael Okupinski replied yes for 1 adult

    10/11/2017
  • Rion Smith replied yes for 1 adult
    I look forward to floating it down our beautiful protected river. Amazing work!

    10/11/2017
  • Katie Callahan replied yes for 1 adult
    Beautifully done!

    10/09/2017
  • jim gilreath replied yes for 1 adult

    10/08/2017
  • Anna Hipp replied yes for 1 adult

    10/08/2017
  • Mary Hipp replied yes for 1 adult

    10/08/2017
  • Alice McDunn replied yes for 1 adult

    10/07/2017

Event hosted by

Friends of the Reedy River
1309 Grove Road, Greenville, SC 29605
Greenville, SC, 29604
Patricia Carson
Director@friendsofthereedyriver.com

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