As a young boy, John Pollack built boats from scrap wood that eventually sank. He dreamed of building a boat from something that couldn’t sink….corks.
Over the next 25 years, he never stopped saving corks. His book, Cork Boat, is a memorable account of making his dream a reality. His 27 foot boat is made of 165,321 corks, large rubber bands, fishnet and heavy cord.
They each decided how big to make their boats by gluing rows of three or four corks together.
After many warnings of what happens when hot glue touches fingers, they became very adept at using my glue gun.
Wooden skewers pushed easily into the corks for masts and swizzle sticks became rudders.
Foam sheets from Michaels Craft Store were cut and glued to the base.
Then the boy’s creativity kicked in by adding a foam crow’s nest, helm, cannon and flags.