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1942 Homemade Canoe

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Boys in our troop did just this for a camp-wide raft building competition one summer.

Found wood, tarp, and duct tape.

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Ben Hunt was local to my area, and in the historical cabin that honors him (that he built) there is a canoe made from I think, old shipping crates. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Ben_Hunt

 

Here's an article he wrote for Boy's Life about it:

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=gdvlr4TKT4cC&pg=PA57&lpg=PA57&dq=ben+hunt+canoe&source=bl&ots=86njDgJYvX&sig=yS0gBE8edjpfFTpJ8z2uqqCgglM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZ-5-pgN_XAhXnllQKHeA9BtAQ6AEIRTAI#v=onepage&q=ben%20hunt%20canoe&f=false

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