Shipbuilding, boat making, sailing, navigation, and related pursuits
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-18 13:03
A well-preserved Roman barge has been discovered at the bottom of the Rhine River in the Netherlands. The vessel is the oldest of its type ever discovered in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-04 15:35
Last February several longboats full of intrepid Vikings sailed up the River Ouse to claim the City of York.
Submitted by Yesungge on Sun, 2005-04-24 07:43
As the summer comes to a close, the harvesting is close to done, the merchant vessels are heavily laden with grains, foods, jewelry, cloth, weapons and iron destined for their Majesties and traders in far away lands. Though some have made an uneventful journey, others have been detained, boarded, and had their holds emptied by pirates. Upon hearing of this, Their Excellencies declared the warriors of these lands must arm themselves and put an end to the piracy that hinders trade and is stopping the taxes from reaching the King and Queen.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-26 17:24
Research on lenses discovered at a Viking archaeological dig on the island of Gotland provides evidence that the Norse may have had sophisticated navigational instruments as early as the 11th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-05 17:46
Plans to continue the preservation of a medieval ship owned by the Earl of Warwick have hit another snag. Newport Council members need to raise UK£300,000 a year to keep the ship from being destroyed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-04 18:01
In Heritage & Culture reporter Brendan O'Brien looks at the history and influence of the remnants of the Spanish Armada shipwrecked by a storm in the Irish Sea.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-26 21:35
Researchers are hoping that DNA tests will confirm the identity of Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold, privateer, explorer and namer of Cape Cod.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-19 15:37
A 1,000-year-old Viking boat, constructed from an oak log, has been given a place of prominence in the Yorkshire Museum's Jorvik Viking Festival holiday showcase.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-02-18 17:24
"Boating on a River" will be on display at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through August 14, 2005.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-02-03 18:40
Mistress Chai'usun, who is in charge of Information Services for Pennsic War 34, is seeking donations of artwork for this year's site medallion on the theme "Ships, Sailing, and Seaports."
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-01-31 09:12
A living history group, the Ansteorran Longship Company, and their ship are featured in a documentary that will air on The History Channel in late February. Ironically, they are portraying not Vikings but Phoenicians.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-01-26 12:05
The Ansteorran Longship Company is a Texas-based group that celebrates and recreates Scandanavian culture and history, including Viking folklore and traditions. The group's members are largely drawn from the SCA's Barony of Bjornsborg. Each year the Company helps to host a large Viking Fest in Waco, Texas.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-05 09:24
Marine archaeologists are excited about the discovery of parts of a medieval ship in the Thames Estuary.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2004-11-25 11:26
An Elizabethan trading ship, recently found in the Thames estuary may have been headed on a secret trading mission to Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-11-09 22:21
Over fifty shipwrecks dating to ancient times have been catalogued beneath the waters of Germany's Lake Constance.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2004-11-05 18:17
This Israeli web site has high-resolution scans of many historical maps of cities throughout the world. Many are late-period (1500s and beyond), but some are earlier than that.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-16 23:24
Researchers have put together a menu of the food items eaten by Christopher Columbus and his crews on the three voyages to the New World.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-09 13:18
The controversy over the final resting place of explorer Christopher Columbus continues.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-09 11:30
Viking raiders wishing to upgrade their transportation might want to consider the Fyrdraca, a reconstructed longship based on the Ralsweig/Rügen II Viking longship wreck found off the island of Rügen, Germany in the Baltic Sea.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-09-27 15:04
The remains of a crewman of Oliver Cromwell's ship, discovered off the coast of Scotland, show that the sailor "had the body of a trapeze artist" and probably worked in the rigging.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-09-16 18:30
The remains of a 14th century ship, discovered 50 years ago in the Skien River of Norway, are the focus of a new archaeological study.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-09-16 10:22
Archaeologist Kathleen Deagan believes she may have found the resting site of Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-09-15 19:16
Underwater archaeologists working on a wreck of a 17th century ship off the coast of Ireland believe that it may be the flagship of English ruler Oliver Cromwell.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2004-09-09 17:18
Owners of a replica of Sir Francis Drake's galleon, the Golden Hinde, seek a part-time captain for the ship.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2004-08-29 12:50
A replica Viking ship, based on a 9th century ship constructed in Dublin, is in the final stages of preparation at the Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde in Norway.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-08-25 12:01
Twenty years after the Mary Rose was dramatically raised from the seabed, marine archaeologists have found the bow of the ship.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2004-08-11 07:57
A 16th century Basque ship has been found off the coast of Newfoundland, the fourth such ship to have been found in the area.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2004-08-08 08:25
England's Ministry of Defence has funded exploration of the site of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose which lies at the bottom of Portsmouth Harbor.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-07-24 23:19
An American salvage company is investigating the possibility of salvaging the British warship Sussex which sank off the coast of Gibraltor in 1694.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-02-09 16:44
In 1391, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a treatise on how to use an astrolabe. A transcription of the work is now available online, which sparked a discussion of navigational instruments on the Lochac list.