• This Penobscot canoe, held by the Peabody Essex Museum, is one of the oldest birch barks in existence and the oldest canoe in one piece.

Penobscot Canoe

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

  • The canoe first appears in the museum's records as being donated in 1826. It was restored in 1947. The boat is slightly more than 19.5 feet long with a 37-inch beam and, in the estimation of the museum, made from the bark of a single birch tree.
  • History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Regional Studies
  • Literature
  • Native American Studies
  • before 1826
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