Thursday, January 31, 2013

Vaillancourt Trade Canoes

Came across a webpage in French (Thorvald Adventure) that featured pics of a Fur Trade camp re-enactment using some beautiful bark canoes made by Henri Vaillancourt. Some of the pics show the long voyageur paddle designs. ...

Vaillancourt's beautiful Rabaska (Canot du Nord) on Left;  Algonkian style on right

Paddling the Algonkian style 

The merry crew paddling away 

 Large Avant's (Bowman's) paddle

Large Gouvernail (steersman) paddle

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