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Tule Raft

The Ohlone of the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area built boats made of tule reeds. Unlike the more elaborate plank boats of the Chumash of the Santa Barbara Channel, the Ohlone tule boats lasted only a season. These boats were left behind when it was time to move on.
tule raft

Image Source: Illustration copyright 1978 by Michael Harney, permission pending. From The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area by Malcolm Margolin. Heyday Books: Berkeley 1978.

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