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                         CAJUN PIROGUE

This is one of my handcrafted wooden pirogues.

 

The pirogue is a small boat developed by the native inhabitants of Southern Louisiana and used to navigate the shallow swamps and marshes of that state, for many years. In its earliest form, the pirogue was dug out of a single piece of Cypress log but nowadays, of course, its much easier to build out of precut lumber or plywood.

 

The pirogue can be paddled or poled and is capable of getting into small places other boats cannot. The pirogue can be an excellent duck boat for a hunter, his dog and some decoys. It's size makes it easy to conceal.