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Found: 250-Year-Old Canoe
by
Canoeroots Magazine

From the news:

"A 250-year-old piece of Canadian antiquity has been found in a British shed, where it has been stored alongside discarded bathroom fixtures.


"The birch-bark canoe was transported from Canada to England by a British soldier who fought in Quebec during the American War of Independence, and is believed to be the oldest surviving boat of its kind.


"The canoe, believed to have been built in the late 1700s, was uncovered by the descendants of Lieutenant John Enys. They notified the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall that they may have been storing a valuable piece of history..."

For the complete story, with a photo, see: The Globe and Mail