Wood not as hard as rock maple, but strong, close-grained and brittle.
It is now the season of making sugar from the rock maple by the Indians and Canadians in this quarter.
The prevailing wood seemed to be spruce, fir, birch, and rock maple.
Paddles are made of rock maple, and sometimes of birch and even cedar.
We will substitute canvas for the birch bark and any old wood that we can for the rock maple and the white cedar.
We will do what we can, though, to become acquainted with the rock maple, that we may be able to recognize it when we see it.