The Art & Craft of Wooden Kayaks

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The Art & Craft of Wooden Kayaks

One of the most interesting summer opportunities we offer at Chewonki is the Boatbuilders Saguenay Sea Kayak program, where campers join us for five weeks and build their very own ocean-worthy sea kayak from scratch, and then embark on a epic journey up the rocky coast of Maine. 

Under the instruction of master craftsman Bill Thomas, campers turn piles of plywood, glue, wire, and paint into cherished works of art.  Here’s some of our favorite photos from the past few years that capture the sublime beauty of these watercraft:

 

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