Reed boats

With the reeds growing in the shallow waters of Lake Klamath a man could make a canoe in minutes or, with help, make a raft big enough for a large family to picnic on the lake. The Ohlone and Miwok made tule boats to get around the marshes and shores of San Francisco Bay. It’s been the same around the world since ancient times. Egyptians made of papyrus cordage, sails, and boats as long as needed to navigate the Nile. To save the life of the baby Moses his mother him adrift on the Nile in an ark of papyrus stalks. People have built boats of totora reeds since before Columbus and they sail them today on Lake Titicaca.