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A log boat or dugout canoe.
"Dugouts are the oldest boat type archaeologists have found, dating back about 8,000 years to the Neolithic Stone Age.

Construction of a dugout begins with the selection of a log of suitable dimensions.
Sufficient wood is needed to be removed to make the vessel relatively light in weight and buoyant, yet still strong enough to support the crew and cargo.
The shape of the boat is then fashioned to minimise drag, with sharp ends at the bow and the stern."

Three pictures today of the same log boat from slightly different angles.
Taken at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.

There is a permanent workshop in the museum, and you can usually watch skilled men working on a project.
This exhibit was just adjacent to the workshop. The tools that might have been utilised to make the boat are displayed on the wall behind.

Thank you for looking.

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