What can be used for a sneakbox, a black duck, or to keep your roof
from leaking? The answer is Atlantic white cedar (or, "AWC" for short), a tree with many purposes in
the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Region.
Decoy carver Doug Gibson from Delaware uses both paint and wood burning techniques to decorate his duck
decoys. Image courtesy Smithsonian Institution.
Boat builders Heber Guthrie and Jimmy Amspacher from North Carolina made a Harkers Island skiff out of Atlantic White
Cedar (also called juniper) at the Festival. Image courtesy Smithsonian Institution.
Have fun while learning more about his versatile and historic tree! Use the links below to:
Challenge yourself to an AWC scavenger hunt
Search for clues to an AWC cross-word puzzle
Design your own duck decoy
Read all about AWC