We initially contacted Dr. Eugene Arima, who has done extensive research in canoe building. His expertise in canoe building and draftsmanship was a valuable resource for us in each canoe project. Mervyn Child and I travelled to number of museums studying the hull of the many different style of canoes of the Northwest Coast people.
Other canoes we've carved:
Fort Rupert, BC. Kwakiutl Band - 40’ Northern Style Canoe. “U’gwamalis Gixdan” 1997
Comox, BC – 32’ Kwakiutl Canoe “I-Hos”. 1994.
Fort Rupert, BC. Copper Maker Gallery - 32’ Kwakiutl Canoe “Maxwalogwa”. 1993
For information about commissioning a red cedar canoe, a fibreglassed chapats, please feel free to contact us.
Nuu-chah-nulth style 22' chapats - Hunt22
37' Tlingit Longtail Canoe used at the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, Port Hardy, BC
Carved by Calvin Hunt, Mervyn Child and Dr. Eugene Arima