Ellie The Dugout Canoe is a ponderosa pine that blew over in a micro-burst near Republic, Washington. She was donated by Dave Konz (K-Diamond-K Ranch). she's the second canoe from that storm! In fact, while carving Crazy Mary The Dugout Canoe, a teacher in Wenatchee saw a newspaper article about us. Sheena Zacherle thought working with her students would be a good idea. I agreed.
We got the tree to Wenatchee, and I got started. We worked on her in the school yard, the local museum, and at the Tech Center for the school. Many students and teachers took part, and... as usual... a few of them got mesmerized by the canoe. Some students who were considered "at risk" benefited greatly from the project. Skills were learned, confidence gained, and leadership blossomed. Minds were opened to new possibilities. This is what it's all about!
Upon completion, I donated the canoe to the high school. They decided to display her at The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center in downtown Wenatchee, WA.
You can find her on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/Ellie-The-Dugout-Canoe-954016478050277/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf