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post #3 of Old 11-16-2010
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There are ways to tell how old the wood is by doing core samples and comparing tree ring growths in known tree populations. It helps to know where the tree grew in order to do this, so you are not in luck. Along the ICW, there's no telling where it's actually from. Something as hefty as you describe may be a mast from something like a large catboat or other workboat. It seems a bit short to have come from a skipjack or bugeye.
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