Sunday, 16 October 2016

The Old Man Of The Lake

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Crater Lake in central Oregon, USA sits at the top of a 7,000-foot-high dormant volcano and fills its crater. What makes Crater Lake unique, though, is its most celebrated occupant: not a fish, not a bird, but a floating tree trunk known as the Old Man of the Lake.

And what makes this trunk so very remarkable is that it has been bobbing, absolutely vertically, in the water for as long as Crater Lake has been documented. The Old Man of the Lake has certainly been there for well over a hundred years, since the earliest known reference to it dates back to 1896.

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