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The mysteries of the sea
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A coracle is the earliest known type of sea transport, the earliest written evidence of a coracle-type boat was in the bible, Exodus 2:3 which was written around
A junk is an ancient Chinese sailing vessel design still in use today. Junks were developed during the Han Dynasty and were used as sea-going vessels as early as the
2nd Century AD.
The Viking age in European history was about
AD 700 to 1100.
During this period many Vikings left Scandinavia and travelled to other countries, such as Britain and Ireland.
The first submersible with reliable information on its construction was built in
by Cornelius Jacobszoon Drebbel, a Dutchman.
The first mention in the historical record of the principles behind hovering and hoverboats was by Swedish scientist Emanuel Swedenborg in
A raft is any flat structure for support or transportation over water.
It is the most basic of boat design, characterized by the absence of a hull. They were created in the
A clipper was a very fast sailing ship of the
that had three or more mast and a square rig. They were generally narrow for their length, could carry limited bulk freight, small by later 19th century standards, and had a large total sail area.
Boats have moved on a lot since then to things like The Disney Fantasy which is a cruise ship. This boat has 1,250 bedrooms on board.
Boats have changed over time and this time line is to show you how and why.
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