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This is the world’s oldest known boat: The Pesse Canoe

PortandTerminal.com, November 23, 2019 ASSEN, NETHERLANDS – In 1955 the Pesse Canoe was found by a local farmer in the Netherlands during highway construction. It is the oldest boat ever discovered, and certainly the oldest known canoe. Carbon dating indicates that the boat is about 10,000 years old and was constructed during the early Mesolithic period between 8040 BCE and …

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Search for lost containers finds shipwreck from 1540

Photo: Fugger Family Coat of Arms.

PortandTerminal.com, April 4, 2019 Salvage teams searching for containers lost at sea in last January’s MSC Zoe incident have discovered the oldest shipwreck ever found off the coast of the Netherlands. While scouring a busy shipping lane for the missing containers, salvage crews found copper plates and wooden beams from a vessel with a smooth hull approximately 30 metres (98 …

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