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Oldest Birch Bark Canoe found in British Barn

11:38 a.m. on December 28, 2010 (EST)
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This story may inspire you to go clean out your own barn or shed. The oldest known birch bark canoe was found in a barn on an estate in Cornwall, England. The Native American craft, originally from Canada, is estimated at about 250 years old. An Ojibwe birch bark canoe in 1910. (Minnesota Historical Center) During the American Revolutionary War, Lieutenant John Enys served with his British regime...

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4:34 p.m. on December 28, 2010 (EST)
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So very cool.

6:18 p.m. on December 28, 2010 (EST)
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Interesting, someone must have taken it back home aboard ship, I guess. 

10:29 p.m. on December 28, 2010 (EST)
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I dont think cleaning my pole barn will lead me to any artifacts Alecia . maybe just a bunch of saw dust. But I did like the Articles and how both Historical Societies are working together to date and classify this canoe. I think both are looking at it as a cultural find on both sides of the globe. I also read they believe there is another in France? That's amazing! What is sad is that Canada itself has very few teasures I take it like this.

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