The bronze age raft is believed to date from around 600bc
It was originally discovered in the late 1800s, but recovered.
The raft was finally uncovered again in the 1970s and salvaged
Archaeologists have two theories as to the boat’s original purpose - one is that the flat bottomed boat was needed as a ferry across the Ancholme; the other idea is that it was round hulled and capable of ocean going.
The raft will be on display at Brigg Heritage Centre in the town’s market place from January 2013