Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fantastic Historical Short Film

While I certainly cannot take credit for finding this film - a gentleman by the name of Bert Langley over at the WoodenBoat Forum found it. The film is about 15 minutes long and records the building of a traditional piroque (pirogue) by Cajun craftsman Abdon Allemon using traditional hand tools only. The film was made in 1949 by Arnold Eagle who was working with Robert Flaherty.

It is a true gem and shows the process from the harvest of the log to the launching of the boat.

Don't miss this one!

1 comment:

abduk said...

cheers man.really enjoyed it.