Photos: Carving out a heritage

Posted: Friday, September 14, 2007

Left, artist Doug Chilton uses a chain saw to carve the full-size, Northwest Coast , ocean-going dugout canoe Thursday at the Sealaska Plaza. Sealaska Heritage Institute commissioned Chilton to make the traditional, cedar canoe for exhibit at the Smithsonians National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The exhibit celebrating global oceans is scheduled to open in September 2008. Chilton is working with his brother, Brian, son, Doug Chilton Jr., and Donald Gregory. Right, Chilton, left, his son, Doug, and brother, Brian, roll the heavy red cedar piece. Eventually it will become the canoe.

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