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Finding Birch Bark

Discussion in 'Birchbarks, Dugouts and Primitive Craft' started by chipmeister, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. chipmeister

    chipmeister New Member

    I am looking into building a birch bark canoe, but I have one problem; I live in Missouri. The second problem is the amount of bark that I would need for a canoe. Does anyone know a place where I can get a large amount of birch bark for a reasonable price? On a side note I will be going to Wisconsin in July, so if some one had bark around there shipping wouldn't be a problem. Thanks for any help, and I will be sure to post results if I can get my hands on the bark.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Some of the birch bark canoe builders will occasionally sell bark that is less prime for a "reasonable price" and it can usually be shipped. Try contacting some of the ones listed at to see if you can work something out. Good luck and please keep us posted here.

  3. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    If you're going to Wisconsin, you could contact Ferdy Goode. He is on here from time to time and has a website, beaver bark canoe....

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