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Re: Viking Pine

>Actually, I believe; though I could be wrong, that Viking ships were
>"clinker" built, which means they built the shell first & then inserted the
>ribbing. This was the common method of ship construction until the 15th
>century when the "carvel" method became the norm. Considering the date of
>Henry's assumed voyage it would be a toss up as to which ship design he
>would have used.

For some actual ships, see:

There are also people who build them today, readily findable
on the web.  I imagine they've done some research as to woods
and methods.

John S. Quarterman <jsq@quarterman.org>
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