Birchbark head gasket

Larry Meyer

Wooden Canoes are in the Blood
Been reading Farley Mowat’s latest book, No Man’s River. Part of it recounts traveling rivers in territory west of Hudson Bay in a freighter canoe. Not strictly paddling, because they use a motor, aka, a kicker. Motor is really old, dies a lot, and requires many field repairs. Last gasp was when it blew a head gasket. So what do they do? Make a head gasket from birch bark and it works fine. Anybody want to try it?
Ah, gee, Larry! Next April I was gonna offer to give away a couple of birchbark head gaskets I've got laying around. Now that I know they are worth something, I guess I'll keep 'em.