Saturday, August 30, 2014
ONCHIOTA – There's a good chance John Fadden's Mohawk ancestors used the dugout canoe in his family's museum.
Then again, nobody really knows for certain.
The best guess, using carbon-14 dating sent to a laboratory this summer, is that the canoe - found submerged in Lake Placid lake in the early 1960s - dates to between the mid-1600s and the late 1800s. Using Native American history in New York state, this gives the more likely timeline between 1669 and 1780.
Read more in Andy Flynn’s Lake Placid News story.
Listen to Andy Flynn’s "Adirondack Attic" report on North Country Public Radio.