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Re: Articles about the Vikings & logs
In "How Scotland Changed the World" Robert S. Wright says on pg. 53:
"Thousands of years of building Viking ships had decimated the suitable oak
forests in Norway. It took 60 trees to build one ship....The old
shipwrights were only able to cut two planks from one tree. They first
split the log in two, then used an adze to shape one plank from each side."
So my question now is: I wonder whether they didn't cut their planks
there in North America and bring them and any smaller planks they needed on
their knorrs, thus eliminating the extra unneeded weight of the tree waste.
And eliminating dangerous rolling logs.
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> The 'knorrs' of the Vikings could carry up to 300 tons.
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