For Sale is an Engraving with Descriptive Text removed from "The Illustrated London News, October 16th, 1847," for a "Canoe Found on the Clyde." Size of Engraving- 14cm. x 8.5cm.
A few days since, some workmen, in excavating a new quay at Springfield, on the Clyde, found, at 17 feet below the surface, and 100 feet from the margin of the river, a Canoe, rudely hollowed out of the trunk of an oak tree. It measures 10 feet in length, and about 18 inches in depth; it is somewhat decayed in the stern, which is about 2 feet in breadth, and tapers to a point towards the prow. The wood has become quite black, from lying imbedded in the earth. Similar vessels to the above have , at different periods, been dug out of the banks of rivers in Scotland: they, unquestionably, belong to a rude and early mode of navigation, especially in contrast with the commodious and elegant vessels which are built in the above localities at the present day.