10-ft. long old school rowing currach
12-ft long ultra-light canoe
Canoe built in Ohio with Dave and Bobbie Castle
Paddle Oregon canoe built along the route of this annual event sponsored by Willamette Riverkeeper. This boat was a challenge to make on the road but it turned out great.
Elk hide covered tiny coracle. This is a boat that is on display in the home of Richard Smith, a hazelnut grower from Banks, Oregon, who generously gave me access to hundreds of hazel rods on his 300-acre farm.
Lightweight Greenland-style sea kayak
My first hybrid currach. This boat was a Fathers’ Day gift from my friend John Scherner by his wife Ann.
A typical 4-ft. by 6-ft. currach. Putty the pet chicken used it for some quality perching time during construction.
Currach hybrid, a boat built with youth from P:ear (Project: education, art and recreation), a mentoring organization for homeless youth
16-ft canoe under construction with the help of Jane Driggers Proctor
English teaching colleague and good friend, Melissa Sinn, works on her own version of a coracle with my assistance, in her favorite color, sapphire blue.
My son Joe’s 16-foot-long currach based on a boat from Kerry County, Ireland
10-ft. long paddling currach built by youth at Open Road Learning Community summer camp in 2014.
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