Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oldest Bark Canoe on Display

An update on the previous post about the world's oldest "surviving" birchbark canoe estimated to be over 250 years old. It seems the canoe is now on display at the National Maritime Museum in England. While browsing through Flickr, I came across this pic below of the fractured canoe from the photostream of John Durrant

Photo courtesy of John Durrant

Thought it interesting that they've used a backdrop with an image of John Buxton's "The Agile Bark Canoe" to add a little ambience to the display. If everything pans out according to the published media reports, the canoe should be on its way to the Canadian Canoe Museum some time in the future where I'll be able to get a real look at it and perhaps post some more pics.

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