OK,call me thick if you will,but I had never noticed a cool feature of the National Museum of the American Indian here in Washington,DC. As I have mentioned before in a few posts,there as a small,but spectacular,collection of four native craft displayed in the main foyer of the museum:[...]
I was able to get in a quick peek at the National Museum of the American Indian,which keeps a few traditional boats in its rotunda. I have written about the semi-traditional Inuit kayak before,but I didn’t have a shot of the completed boat. Here she is.
The boat is pretty and definitely [...]
Fascinating short article from Paddling.net regarding ancient kayak clothing. I think the author’s opening says it best:
Imagine kayaking in the unforgiving North Pacific Ocean,where on even a warm day,the water temperature rarely gets above fifty degrees? Imagine paddling without the luxury of neoprene,coated nylon or synthetic fabric of any kind? [...]
Among the cooler things Alexandria Seaport Foundation did recently was to host two boatbuilders from Nunavut in Canada.
They led the building of two skin-on-frame kayaks. The results were incredible. The were fairly authentic in construction,though they used nylon for lashing and skin and the wood wasn’t exactly hewn driftwood. They were amazing,though [...]