This crafted redheaded drake from the 1940s joins an rarefied flock at the San Francisco Airport.
It takes father-and-son team Greg and Steve Morley a month to build a Morley Canoe. They start with quarter-inch-thick cedar strips and reinforce the hull with fiberglass cloth, which blends invisibly into the epoxy coating. The finished craft is as stunning as it is durable. See the duo at work at Morley Canoes on Highway 83 in Swan Lake, Mont. (406) 886-2242.
Call of the Wild Birds
Ken “Rasp Master” Anger crafted this redheaded drake in the 1940s, suggesting feather texture with a file. It’s one of 90 wood geese and ducks greeting travelers at The Allure of the Decoy, through November in the SFO Museum at San Francisco Airport’s International Terminal. (650) 821-6700, flysfo.com/web/page/sfo_museum.
Photography courtesy of SFO Museum
This article was first published in September 2011. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.