Who invented a raft?
Modern whitewater rafting as we know it dates back to 1842 when Lieutenant John Fremont began exploring Colorado’s Platte River. During this time, he and inventor Horace H. Day created a rubber raft featuring four rubber cloth tubes and a wrap-around floor to help survey the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains areas.
When was the first wooden raft made?
The oldest boat found so far is the 3 meter wood canoe shown below, constructed around 8,000 BCE [ Wikipedia ].