Goodbye Canoe


In the Spring of 2008, MAC Lab conservators began treating a dugout canoe that had been discovered on a beach in New Jersey. After it was found, the cedar canoe had been tossed in a dumpster (being mistaken for a discarded Boy Scout project). Later, a wood sample taken from it was carbon dated to the year 210 A.D. (whoops!). Conservators freeze-dried the canoe and repaired some minor damage, and now its treatment is completed. Soon, the canoe will be sent on its way back to New Jersey to be exhibited in a museum. Maybe the display case will look like a dumpster? Nah.


Dugout canoe in treatment.

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