Please, Please, Please help me. I need all the information and or contacts any of you have regarding how to stop a power company from destroying wetland woods and building a high voltage transmission line across the middle of a 5 acre lake surrounded by wetland woods on the 150 acres that me and my husband Dennis own in Hardin County Kentucky. The very same wetland area where #7 Whooping Crane visited for 2 days this spring! (If you don’t know about Whooping Cranes visit these web sites: www.operationmigration.org and www.bringbackthecranes.com There are only about 200 in the wild today. I also have hundreds of Sandhill Cranes in the spring and always ducks and geese, deer and turkeys. This area drains 400 acres into our lake and I fear the chemicals used to kill the vegetation in the right of way will cause a major fish kill of the bluegill, bass and catfish that the state of KY stocked the pond with.
In this partner’s course, you will build your own cedar canvas canoe, using techniques and tools from the 1800’s. On the first day white cedar ribs will be steam bent over a form. Thin cedar planking will then be shaped and hand tacked to the ribs. Once off the form, planking is finished, decks are installed and the wooden shell is covered with tightly stretched cotton canvas. The canvas is then filled, and seats, thwarts, yoke and stembands are installed. In our “spare time” we will learn to hand cane the seats as well as painting and varnishing techniques and tool sharpening.
The canoe will be structurally complete by the end of the course, ready for varnishing and painting, to be done by the student at home. The completed canoe will weigh 55-60 lb, with the option of a Dacron covering instead of canvas for an additional saving of 5+lb.