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Wooden Boats

The 2011 Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show was a tremendous success. We held it Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, in association with the Bayou Teche Black Bear and Birding Festival. For more information, see the show website. Here’s a few scenes:

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My latest boat is a 15′6″ Pacific Northwest skiff designed by Ken Swan. You can review the building by visitingthis thread on the Wooden Boat Forum.

Also See: The Runabout

The wooden boat. My father was a boatbuilder, but I come from a long line of builders of boats. My Chitimacha ancestors traveled this watery world in the dugout canoe, and my Acadian forebears in the piroque, bateau and skiff. Only wood possesses the fine pedigree to connect with the native waters of my world.


My father in an early boat, somewhere on Lake Fausse Pointe.


Several views of the bateau my father built in 1962, which I still use today.


My first boat, a 14′ 4″ plywood runabout from a Glen-L Marine Design.

See the full process of building!