Photostory #132: Relic of Canada's Fur Trade Days: Mighty Canoe Built for Posterity
National Film Board of Canada
November 23, 1957
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
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.