Dugout Canoes: The Lost Craft Of Crusoe Island

600 years ago Geoffrey Chaucer wrote, “the life so short, the craft so long to learn”.

Today, few people invest time in learning crafts that are no longer necessary.

For example, dugout canoes…

But at one time dugout Canoes were a necessity to travel the flooded forests of the Carolina and Louisiana swamps.

This documentary highlights the all but lost skill of making these dugouts, using traditional materials and methods…

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