500 Year Old Canoe Discovered

Common Sense

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Hey inchr; was that canoe one of the ones you carved out during your youth?:bounce-aqua:
 
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WAY kewl! But .... if'n it's covered with moss, how do they know it was cut with hand tools? Kinda hard to see any detail based on the pics attached.

But it's still cool as brass underwear. :thumbs up:
 

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I'm guessing they are saying hand tools due to the estimated age. No Black and Decker 500 years ago.

I think the large hollowed out canoes were made by burning the inside out. The charred wood was much easier to chip out with hand tools. I saw one picture where mud was packed on the areas they wanted to protect from the fire.

And yep, CS, I gave those Indians a hand. They said you were worn out from inventing the wheel ;-)
 

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They confirmed that it is indeed 500 years old, after peeling back someof the moss they found some registration tags that expired in 1512. ;)
 

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LBC, Good one.

I'm guessing these things were moored somewhere. They'd be a bitch to portage.

Birchbark canoes are cool too. Amazing, when you're "living off the land", what you will try, to make your life easier. What else do you have to do?
 


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