Oar / Paddle

Cypress Pirogue

Everyone from Louisiana seems to remember that cypress pirogue boat Pawpaw kept in his barn. Cypress pirogues have since become a relic of the past. Pirogues are flat bottom boats designed to paddle shallow swamps and marshes. Most of them were built out of necessity, so special attention was paid to materials and craftsmanship to ensure a long lasting product. Modern polymers have allowed quality and craftsmanship to be replaced by speed and convenience. This combination usually equates to an inferior product. Unfortunately, the craft of building a Cypress Pirogue is becoming a dying profession. The goal of this book to preserve that art by providing clear plans on how to build a quality Cypress Pirogue that can be cherished, and passed down for generations. For more information on cypress pirogues visit www.PoretsPirogues.com

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Great Lakes Class sloop

Built by the Burr Bros in 1960, this 36' beauty with a 10'9" beam was restored over seven years a