How to Build a Coracle

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This video incorporates footage from 1935, in which Irish craftsmen build a coracle from willow and an ox hide, then use the craft to set their nets in the River Boyne.  One has to admire the skill and experience required to propel a keel-less craft in a reasonably straight line.  As the narrator notes, these river craft are related to the larger currachs that were capable of substantial ocean voyages.

Found at Scribal Terror.

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