The Colossal Canoe: Inside the Maine Barn of Birchbark Builder Ken Weeks – Going big on a ridge in Maine for the quest to hand-craft a 42-foot boat

Ken Weeks owned a 900-square-foot apartment in Manhattan’s Alphabet City in 1999, but he was ready to party like it was 1799. Weeks worked at the Metropolitan Opera, which specializes in spectacle, as a scenic artist and designer, but he had a growing hankering to build a birchbark canoe. One of the Met’s singers said,

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