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Photostory #132: Relic of Canada's Fur Trade Days: Mighty Canoe Built for Posterity

Gar Lunney , Newton's
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
November 23, 1957
CMCP fonds
Credit Line

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Main Text

Builders travelled over 1,000 miles by jeep and foot to gather white birch bark of high quality. Above, bark is first soaked in hot water to make it soft and pliable enough to work.