Before the 1960's, most canoes were made of wood, with a thick canvas covering. Today, fiberglass, plastics and high tech materials are used, and wooden canoes have for the most part been relegated to collector's items. But one Underhill resident is keeping the art of well-crafted wooden canoes alive. John Connell runs a small workshop out of an old 19th century barn where he restores canoes. VPR's Sarah Ashworth recently visited Collell in his workshop as he worked to restore a canoe from the early 20th century. Click here to listen to Sarah Ashworth's report.
Photos by Jerry Swope