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"200 Year Old Birchbark Canoe

Discussion in 'Birchbarks, Dugouts and Primitive Craft' started by beaver, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    This canoe could be the World's oldest bark canoe!
     

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  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    There is another contender in Massachusetts

    The information at http://www.wcha.org/tidbits/penobscot/ describes another bark canoe from a neighboring tribe and river system from the same era.

    Benson
     
  3. JClearwater

    JClearwater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Museum of Natural History

    Don't forget the Museum of Natural History in NYC. They have an extensive collection of aboriginal canoes and kayaks which they collected from around the world. I got a private tour of their store rooms back in the early '90s and was quite impressed. Their collection consisted of mostly dugouts and skin on frame kayaks but I do recall a bark boat or two.

    Jim C.
     
  4. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

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