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Ancient dugout canoe found by 7-year-old in Florida

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A 7-year-old learning how to scuba-dive in Owen Lake in Florida has discovered an ancient wooden dugout canoe.

Koen was in about 8 feet of water when he saw the piece of wood. His grandfather thought it was just an old stump or a piece of an old dock and tried to move on, but Koen insisted they take a closer look.

“He was on my secondary respirator and I could hear him making noises and pointing to the wood,” Ken Ergle said. “I started fanning the sand off and still wasn’t quite sure what it was.”

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Story: Carlos E. Medina, Ocala Star Banner | Photo: Bruce Ackerman, Ocala Star Banner

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