It was a day of finishing the bottom of the canoe. The canoe was lifted and placed on saw horses. The long seam created by the overlapping of the two pieces of birchbark that make up the canoe bottom had to be sewn. The remaining parts of the gores were sewn. Patches and reinforcements were sewn in wherever the bark seemed to need a little more reinforcement. At the end of the day, the canoe was ready for the application of sealant.
Watch Wayne and Tim at work on the main seam.
Recollect how far it’s come! Take a look again at this video of the initial forming of the bark back in September.