I was unable to be there while they completed applying and smoothing the pitch on the seams. However, I did get to the Ziibiwing Center on Thursday (01 November) to get some pictures of the completed canoe.
|The bow and stern were decorated with etching.|
|This section of the hull had a hole that needed to be patched.|
|Every seam and other possible leak has been sealed with pitch|
|Hardwood pegs hold the gunwale caps in place|
|The final product, waiting for launch.|
The Tribe does not want this new canoe to be a museum piece. Instead they want it to have a life and be used. Consequently, there is going to be a launching ceremony this Saturday (10 November) at the Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park (5514 E. Airport Rd, Mt. Pleasant). The event will begin at 10:00AM at the Ziibiwing Center. Details are listed in the flier below.