Title

Bill Mackowski, of Milford, a former wildlife biologist, sees snowshoes as imbue

Authors

Wayne Curtis

Source

Down East

Date

2-1-2009

Pages

48-53

Abstract

Bill Mackowski, of Milford, a former wildlife biologist, sees snowshoes as imbued with a rich culture and history. Besides making snowshoes, he weaves limited edition pack baskets and fishing creels and makes rustic camp furniture. He learned his techniques from traditional craftspeople, seeking out remaining snowshoe makers across the north and asking those he found to craft him a pair of snowshoes. He has documented his diverse and impressive collection with makers' names, materials and techniques used, and the native names for snowshoe parts.

Subjects

Snowshoes

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