All cajuns know what a Pirogue is. If you are not from here I will tell you that it is a small wooden boat designed to navigate easily in shallow water. Pirogues were once a mainstay for transportation when out bayous and rivers were the main transportation hubs. Think you can build one?

 

 

 

Contraband Days will host the "Build and Float a Wooden Boat" or "Geaux Reaux Your Pereaux" contest on the Civic Center Seawall on May 6th starting at 10:00 AM. You will have six hours to complete the task. The at 4:30 the piroques will be lowered into the lake and the race is on.Prizes will be awarded for the fastest pirogue and to the crew with the best costumed theme. Pirogue kits can be purchased at www.unclejohns.com. Good luck!