Coraclemaking in Minnesota USA

23 July 2020

We’ve been picking up a lot of trash during this pandemic and wanted to be able to reach trash in the middle of a nearby swale. One of our friends suggested we could get it if we had a round boat. You know a coracle, something I’ve only encountered in books till now. Using YouTube and the Coracle Society directions I was able to construct my first coracle. We floated it recently and it worked well with an adult and a child and three kids poling about in a shallow swale. We have plans to try a lake next and perhaps use it in winter as a roof on snow forts.

Midori Krieger