Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Atchafalaya Basin Piroque

Irwin Schuster sent me some photos of an Atchafalaya Basin piroque he found in in the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem, MA.

The forward rowing platform seems cumbersome in contrast with the beautiful lines of the piroque.

A friend once told me that the defining characteristic of a piece of art is whether you can live with it.

This is a boat I could live with but I would sit down to row, if only to eliminate the rowing stanchion.

Small matter how it's rowed with a craft as sweet as this. Put this one down on the list of boats Doryman wants to build.

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