Roman Shipwrecks and Modern Aegean Ships
This article gives details of Roman shipwrecks from just before and after the birth of Christ. It goes into construction materials and methods and compares them with boats constructed in modern times, concluding that changes have been evolutionary, as distinct from revolutionary. The various types of modern boats, their construction and their business, are discussed.
As a monthly featured article this has been made freely available for July by the publishers of The Mariner’s Mirror, Routledge.