Canoe paddles itself out of trouble

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Canoe paddles itself out of trouble

“Canoe” by Canadian artist Peter Fleming is a 20 foot long trough of water resembling a canoe where a gunwale tracking mechanism endlessly paddles forward and back inside the boat. The entire piece is solar powered and was originally built from aluminum, gussets, and bolts so that it was fully collapsible. Check out the link below for some video clips (Quicktime) of it in action.

Canoe – Indoor Version