home  :  get our free newsletter  :  past newsletters  :  become a sponsor  :  donate  :  contact us
community weblog  :  community calendar  :  discussions  :  login

Birch-bark canoe pulls family members together

  #

COMSTOCK PARK -- When he was 10, Evan Karel aspired to construct a birch-bark canoe the way his Odawa ancestors built them.

Karel, now 41, finally built that dream canoe last year with help from his 10-year-old son Nate, a fifth-grader at Comstock Park's Pine Island Elementary School.

At Nate's urging, Karel recently brought the 14-foot-long, 3-foot-wide canoe to the school to show Nate's classmates.

"For a while, that was pretty much what everybody was talking about at school," Nate said. "It seemed like everybody was coming up to me and saying, 'What happened to that canoe?' "   more...

 



 
In order to post a message, you must be logged in
Login
message date / author
this is Nate karel I was looking around the internet and fond my dads name did not think I was on a web site well I am in the 9th grade now still use the the canoe Evey now and then2/10/2008 9:07:34 PM
nate karel
In order to post a message, you must be logged in
Login



Copyright 2018 Edict Incorporated
280 Mill Street, Suite A | Rochester, MI 48307 | (248) 650-4962
privacy statement | contact us