Poole Logboat

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The Poole Logboat made from a single oak tree is over 2,000 years old. It is currently in the Poole Museum.

The Poole Logboat is an ancient logboat made from a single oak tree. It was excavated in the town of Poole, Dorset, England. The boat is over 2,200 years old and is estimated through carbon dating to have been constructed around 200–300 BCE.[1] The Iron Age vessel was unearthed in 1964 during dredging work in Poole Harbour. The log boat, which could accommodate 18 people and is 10 metres (33 ft) long was based at Green Island in the harbour. After it was found it was kept submerged in water for 30 years while archaeologists decided what to do with it. It was restored by members of York Archaeological Trust and dried for two years. The boat is now on display in Poole Museum.[2]


  1. ^ "Log boat begins year's drying out". BBC News. 2005-07-31. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  2. ^ "Ten-year clean for iron age boat". BBC News. 2007-02-09. Retrieved 2018-07-24.

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