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Sunken Canoe


Underwater divers get a glimpse of the fragile remains of an ancient canoe resting at the bottom of a Cascade lake. Sediment has hidden the canoe, perhaps for centuries. It’s made from a Ponderosa pine and was probably used by native people to harvest water lily roots.

First Broadcast: 2000
Producer: Jim Newman

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Sunken Canoe; Tualatin Riverkeepers; How Trees Are Made

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1108
Original Broadcast: September 27, 2007