Boat Building Evolved from Canoe Building

"Ever since there has been red cedar on Haida Gwaii, Haidas have built our own boats. Boat builders never wasted anything when they built boats. They would only cut down a tree if they could use the whole thing.

"The boat builders used to edge the planks to bear the weight. They also had the ability to grasp the concepts of lofting, the drawing out of boats on paper."
-John Bennett, 1997.
The Haida Gwaii Community

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