Shipbuilding, boat making, sailing, navigation, and related pursuits
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2004-11-05 17:17
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 22:24
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 12:18
The controversy over the final resting place of explorer Christopher Columbus continues.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-09 10:30
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 14:04
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 17:30
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 09:22
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 18:16
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 16:18
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 11:50
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 11:01
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 06:57
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 07:25
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 22:19
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 15:44
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.
Submitted by Aoife on Tue, 2003-10-07 16:55
What comes after Q? Arrrrrr. It's pirates all the way as Dame Aoife shares her links for websites dealing with historical pirates.
Submitted by Aoife on Sat, 2003-05-10 13:00
Aoife shares a list of annotated links dealing with period explorers.