How To Build A Coracle – A Boat Made From A Basket & Hide – Eco Snippets

How To Build A Coracle – A Boat Made From A Basket & Hide


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“In 1978 I ran into a friend, Hugh Curran, at the coin-operated laundry in Ellsworth, Maine.

He saw one of my handmade laundry baskets, and he remarked  that it reminded him of a miniature version of the boats, or coracles, his uncle  once had built in Ireland.

They were used for salmon fishing on the rivers.

The  possibility of making such a boat, based on a basket form covered with hide or  cloth, really appealed to me. Hugh wasn’t sure if anyone was still building  coracles, but he wrote to his uncle to inquire…”

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