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MARK HARRISON / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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

A view inside toward the stern of one of the 21-foot Whitehall boats shows the stout construction that will take on the Grand Canyon. Gaps between planks are left open to dry out as long as possible so the wood will shrink before gaps are filled and caulked.