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July 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

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In boats made here, the BBC will repeat an incredible river expedition


MARK HARRISON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Boatbuilding student Gina Bonneau applies glue to oak plugs that were cut to cover and seal screw holes on every one of the hundreds of fasteners holding the boats together.

MARK HARRISON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Instructor Ben Kahn inspects a prototype oar he built for the Grand Canyon expedition.

MARK HARRISON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

A bronze fitting at the bow provides a tough bumper for where the boat might hit rocks and wraps over canvas that will help keep out water.

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