Bambino--A version of the Louisiana Piroque

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  • Pub No.: 5049

Because they are light and easily handled, pirogues have been used by hunters, trappers, and fishermen for generations. They can be seen everywhere on Louisiana’s lakes and bayous. The original pirogues were cypress logs that were laboriously hollowed out and shaped. Since this is a tedious task and since logs of sufficient size are hard to come by nowadays, the Louisiana Cajuns have developed the type of construction shown here. Southern trappers and hunters prefer these boats to canoes because the solid planking offers insurance against snags— the user can drag his boat over shallow areas, marshlands, and beaches without harm—and because the construction is so simple. Anyone can build Bambino in a few days’ time, using nothing more than a hammer, a saw, a plane, a screwdriver, and a rule. No special tools are needed

8 pages, 1 plate(s)

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