Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Craft a Coracle

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. Read More Here


  1. Hey there!

    This is an interesting boat , wow I have never seen this before LOL.

    Just stopping by to say hello

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I don't think I'd have a sense of security sitting in the little thing. :)

    Otherwise, it might be a fun thing to have at the beach.