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Remains of medieval boat found in English river

The timbers of a 600-year-old boat have been found along the River Chet near Loddon, England.

“We think it dates between 1400 and 1600 AD and is very well preserved. It might have been used for carrying lighter good on the river.”

The project team plan to recover the timber toward the end of the week but it would be a “tricky” operation.

“Some of the planks on the side of the boat are quite loosely in place so we’ll be removing them separately to put into wet storage,” said Ms Wallis.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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