Indiana Canoe?

GB Davis

New Member
I'm a inner city history teacher in Indianapolis, IN. I've taught many units/projects based on obscure Indiana traditions. ie. Indiana rural jazz (, Indiana ukulele building (, etc.

I've been teaching boatbuilding, at my school, for the last two years. We've built some skiffs and a small sailing scow (

I recently built a geodesic canoe as a demonstration project and would like to continue building more traditional canoes.

Are there any known canoe builders in the state? Is there any kind of Indiana canoe building (or any boatbuilding) tradition?

We have a shot at some grant money if we can make a firm Hoosier connection.

GB Davis