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How to Build A Wee Lassie Canoe!

This video was shot by the late Dale Andrews while taking Mac McCarthy’s “Build a Wee Lassie Canoe” class for Wooden Boat School. The video was shot in March of 1993, and digitized from VHS tape with the permission of Dale to distribute as we see fit. While not professionally recorded, there is a lot of good info being shared. The sound is not the best – and the noise of the recycling plant next door to the shop is constant. We hope you can overlook these nuances, as we are glad Dale preserved this moment in time regardless of the quality. It is good to hear Dales voice, and how can you forget Mac’s infectious laugh! Enjoy!