The dugout canoe also reached a milestone today as the team finished painting. While they still have seats and paddles to finish, this handsome vessel is ready for the river. The journey of this dugout began six weeks ago on a mountainside above Haines, Alaska. This tight-knit team of hardworking carvers led by Wayne Price and Justin Smith have overcome many challenges together, from replacing rot to a second steaming. Here’s a look at their progress this week.