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Calumet Students To Build Finnish Row Boat

Students at Calumet High School will build a Finnish Row Boat The Finnish Boat Building Project was presented to the CLK Board of Education Tuesday by Robert Bohlsen and Jim Kurtti.

Finlandia University, through the Finnish American Heritage Center, has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the Cargill Foundation.  This is a three year grant to create interest in Finnish Folk Culture traditions.

In year one, the Calumet High School advanced woodworking classes, along with boat builder Alex Comb from Northern Minnesota, will undertake the building of a Finnish Row Boat.

In year two, the Calumet woodworking program will build a Sauna following the Finnish log building techniques and working with individuals from Finland to construct the structure.

The hope is that this will be the beginning of a continuing relationship with Finlandia University to provide authentic wood working opportunities for CLK Schools students

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