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stepping stones of maritime history

History

The wreck was discovered in 1878 during excavations in a bog near Vaale

Description

The logboat was expanded and stiffened by ribs.

Length40.4 feet (12.3 m)
Width4.3 feet (1.3 m)

Status

The boat was conserved and is on display at the State Archaeology Museum of Schleswig-Holstein at Gottorf Castle, Schleswig.

References

  • Ellmers, D. (1972).
    Frühmittelalterliche Handelsschiffahrt in Mittel- und Nordeuropa.
    Neumünster.
  • Hirte, C. (1989).
    „..quarum quaedam et triginta homines ferunt“? Bemerkungen zu Befund und Funktion der kaiserzeitlichen Stammboote von Vaale und Leck.
    Offa 46, 111-136.

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