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stepping stones of maritime history


The Oberländer schiff is an example of a very common shiptype on the Rhine from neolithicum untill maybe the 18th century.

Oberländer schiff

The wreck in 1973.

Oberländer schiff



Oberländer (Rhine) river boat has flat bottom keel (four planks) with lashed boards consisting of two halfs of a dugout tree. The tradition is very old and comes from the dugout boat tradition.
These boats were used for fishing and transport on calmer bodies of water.
Length: 5.90 m.
Wide: 2.00 m.

Keel of the Oberländer schiff.

3D reconstruction.


Oberländer schiff

Building an Oberländer.

Down on 10 December

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