This is one of two logboats discovered in Loch Glashan, but the only one to have been recovered. In 1961 the logboat was lifted out of the water and taken to Glasgow for conservation. The boat is a little smaller than its original size due to the shrinkage which happens when waterlogged wood dries. During the conservation process, as the water evaporates, chemicals penetrate the partly decomposed wood and stabilizes it. However, despite modern conservation methods some splitting and warping of the wood is visible, particularly in the starboard side and the ends. The boat is undated, but was possibly made and used in the first millennium AD.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Artist / Maker(s):
Scotland, Argyll, Loch Glashan (place found)
Size / Weight:
overall: 3060 mm [10 ft 0.5 in] x 860 mm [2 ft 9.9 in] x 780 mm [2 ft 6.7 in]