Historic birch-bark canoe found among junk

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A 250-year-old piece of Canadian antiquity was found in a British shed, where it has been stored alongside discarded bathroom fixtures.

The birch-bark canoe was transported from Canada to England by a British soldier who fought in Quebec during the American Revolutionary War and is believed to be the oldest surviving boat of its kind.

"Talk about an Antiques Roadshowdream," said Jeremy Ward, curator of the Canadian Canoe Museum, in Peterborough, Ont.

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