Birth of a Batteau: LNA-06142015-Batteau-Slides-06

In late February, after a severe winter storm left nearly a foot of snow on the ground, Robert Schumacher, right, and his son Isaac, worked to cut the batteau's cap rails out of a nearly 50-foot piece of lumber milled from one of the two trees cut down by Isaac earlier in the month.

In late February, after a severe winter storm left nearly a foot of snow on the ground, Robert Schumacher, right, and his son Isaac, worked to cut the batteau's cap rails out of a nearly 50-foot piece of lumber milled from one of the two trees cut down by Isaac earlier in the month.