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Cedar Rib Canoe at the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association

One of great occurrences out on the Green (large field) was the daily discussions on the classic wooden canoes out there at the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) in the Adirondacks at Paul Smith’s College.  Here was a rare “Cedar Rib” canoe probably made by the Peterborough canoe with a group of WCHA attendees and even Benson Gray discussing the finer points and history of the wooden canoes out on the field. The cedar rib canoe is extremely unusual in that it is entirely made of vertical ribs that act as the skin, planks and ribs unlike the traditional ribbed canoe that is planked on the exterior with a painted canvas skin.

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Written by JessButtery

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