Log boat carved by volunteers at Brownsea Island
16 May 2013 Last updated at 22:20 BST
The National Trust has built a replica of an Iron Age log boat found in waters near Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour.
The original boat, discovered in 1964, was preserved using sugar and is now on display at Poole Museum.
Volunteers cut an oak on the island and hollowed it out using Iron Age tools, as a "tribute" to the 1960s find.
BBC South Today's Tom Hepworth was invited to co-pilot the boat with head ranger Reuben Hawkwood in Iron Age costume as the Trust marked 50 years of ownership of Brownsea Island.