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Chesapeake log canoes subject of May 5 talk at Jamestown Settlement

Chesapeake log canoes subject of May 5 talk at Jamestown Settlement

JAMES CITY – Lyles Forbes, chief curator at The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, will speak at Jamestown Settlement on Tuesday, May 5, about the topic of the ongoing special exhibition "Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe.”  The free public lecture starts at 7 p.m.

The yearlong exhibition, at Jamestown Settlement through Sept, 8, traces the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats.

“The Chesapeake Log Canoe” presentation on May 5 will look at the traditions and evolution of the log canoe from a...

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