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Art of the Canoe with Joe Seliga

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Joe Seliga has been hand building canvas-on-wood canoes in his Ely, Minnesota, workshop for more than 60 years. Seliga's work is considered the best-of-the-best among canoe aficionados and wooden boat builders alike. This all-color celebration of hand craftsmanship and rustic elegance details from start-to-finish the construction of Seliga's canoes, from selecting the righ ...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published October 11th 2002 by Voyageur Press (first published September 2002)
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May 22, 2013 Dominic rated it really liked it
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Full-color photos show the step-by-step process through which craftsman Joe Seliga makes a canoe. His canoes are wood frames covered with canvas and waterproofed. The details in this book are amazing, and they really showcase the amount of care and attention that Seliga puts into making a single canoe.
Sep 07, 2013 Karen rated it liked it
Enjoyed a short stroll through my past - I met Joe once or twice and always admired his work and after meeting him, admired the kind person. I grew up enjoying a couple trips in the BWCAW and Quetico with some of his canoes, they really were special.
Claire S
Great photos, gives the process a real presence. It's great that this book was produced, to capture the work of such an expert and true devotee of his art.
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