Carving the Canoe

Douglas Chilton uses traditional carving tools to shape the Raven Spirit canoe. Chilton—a master carver and member of the Tlingit Nation—transformed the log into a 26-foot-long, traditional oceangoing canoe that was named Raven Spirit. More about raven spirit can be found in our Raven Spirit featured story.

Douglas Chilton uses traditional carving tools to shape the Raven Spirit canoe.
Credit: 

Mark Kelly, courtesy Sealaska Heritage Institute