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grncnu
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Post Number: 21
Registered: 08-2010
Posted on Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 7:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

an english friend sent me this link from a paper in falmouth, cornwall:
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/8719462.250_y ear_old_canoe_found_in_Penryn_barn/?ref=rss
hope that link works.
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brian
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Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 - 9:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

It is only implied in the story, but is it going to the Canadian Canoe Museum?
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grncnu
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Post Number: 22
Registered: 08-2010
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 - 7:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

the article certainly implies that but i have no other information. as of last night it wasn't mentioned on ccm's website.
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woodcanoe
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Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 5:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Yes, it is going to the CCM and there is buzz that it might be on display as early as next fall.
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grncnu
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Post Number: 31
Registered: 08-2010
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 10:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

here's a new link with a better pic and more info:
http://www.nmmc.co.uk/index.php?/whatson/news/one_ of_the_worlds_oldest_birch_bark_canoes_discovered_ in_cornwall/
this is all in aid of the promotion of cultural awareness among the canoe-tripping confraternity.
i also hope that the first nations communities are aware of this discovery as it is really their artifact.
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watatic
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Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 3:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

An older canoe may be one found in the Great Swamp of Rhode Island about 5 years ago. Submerged, it is a dugout canoe, believed to be 500 years old. A second one was found nearby, I believe. Not sure where it is being kept now, or where the story appeared. In the local papers in Massachusetts.
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grncnu
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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2011 - 6:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

that's interesting, watatic. i notice they are now referring to the one in falmouth as "the world's oldest birchbark canoe". apparently it is thought to have been either iroquois or maliseet.
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gudwulf
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Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

A dugout canoe was found several years ago in Savannah, Ohio, while a part of Savannah Lake was being dregged. Savannah is about 8 miles north of me.

The Ringler dugout canoe, discovered in Ohio's Savannah Lake, is one of the oldest watercraft found in North America. The canoe was made more than 3,800 years ago using stone tools and fire to hollow out the 22-foot log. Stored at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, it is too fragile to display but a cast replica is on exhibition.

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ed
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Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 7:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Go here for an audio description

http://thetopologist.blogspot.com/2009/02/whitewoo d-dugout-canoes-viii.html

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