Schooner Vocabulary
Dictionary of Boating Terms

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Egyptian Galley

1600 B.C.

Egyptian Galley

Egyptian Galley 1600 B.C. The ship, clincher-built of cedar wand probably about 65 feet long, strength by a hog truss formed of wooden crotches supporting an immensely strong cable.  This effectively prevented the hu

Halyards hoisted and sustain the yard at the masthead and probable served as backstays,  In furling sail the upper yard was left down

The forms of the  boats with their long overhangs fore and aft was admirable adapted for landing in shoal water.

These ships carried cargo of precious woods, incense, resin, gold, silver, ivory, furs, live animals and slaves.

Art work and copy modify from The book of Old Ships Copyright 1924

 

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02/10/2008