Some Remarks on the Sailing Barges of Lake Constance

By Paul Bloesch, published November 1988


Describes the novel method of assembling the sides of a ship’s shell used on cargo Ladi. Design of these vessels changed little from 1600 to the demise of sail on Lake Constance early in the 20th century. Using ship models and wrecks Bloesch shows a similarity in construction methods to the Mediterranean use of tenons, speculating that this may stem from an extensive Roman presence in the region during Antiquity.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Archaeology | Ship Models & Figureheads | Shipbuilding & Design

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