dugout canoe, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Dugout canoes on Lake Atitlan are still made in the traditional way, but
the shortage of big trees make it necessary to add four boards to the top edge, to gain a little freeboard. The canoes are
round on the bottom. It takes a lot of practice because the Maya fishermen fish from a standing position.
transom is cut away about 2 inches, to leave 2 protruding handles, which come in handy when they haul the boat ashore.