History of Ships

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Ancient Phoenician Ships, Boats and Sea Trade __ "The ancient Phoenician boatbuilding skills are not a lost art . . . in fact they are still in use today. Sanford Holst documented this remarkable experience in Lebanon: "When I was in Tyre in 2004, the local boatmaster was just finishing one-and-a-half years of work constructing a boat by hand using the old Phoenician methods described..." You will find history and photos of a modern ship built inthe ancient fashion. - illustrated - From phoenician.org - http://www.phoenician.org/ancient_ships.htm

Ancient Ships: The Ships of Antiquity __ While this is a commercial site, you will find excellent information about, and images of ancient ships.- illustrated - From artsales.com - http://www.artsales.com/Ancient%20Ships/aTableofContents.htm 

Australian National Maritime Museum: home page of Australia's leading maritime history resource __ Articles, history, virtual tour and resources galore. - illustrated - from anmm.gov.au - http://www.anmm.gov.au/ 

Canadian Naval and Maritime History __ You will find many click-to-read articles including all eight episodes of "A Naval Officer's War" - From noac-national.ca - http://www.noac-national.ca/cnmh/

Concrete Ships: History __ "The oldest known concrete ship was a dingy built by Joseph Louis Lambot Southern France in 1848. The boat was featured in the 1855 World's Fair in France."  A brief history. - illustrated - From concreteships.org - http://www.concreteships.org/history/  

The History of Sailing Ships __ "The Navigators - A look at the early history of sailing ships and their use in exploration" - From abc.net.au - http://www.abc.net.au/navigators/ships/history.htm

History of sailing. Ships built from 4 B.C. to 16th century __ A brief article.  Links on the left of the page take you to more detailed histories and descriptions of various sailing ships by type.  There is also a history of sailing, famous sailors and much more. - illustrated - From cruise-charter.net - http://www.cruise-charter.net/history-of-sailing/from-egypt-to-columbus.aspx

A History Of The Ship And Ship Building __ A brief history of modern ship building from the beginning of steam - From plumcreekmarketing.com - http://www.plumcreekmarketing.com/history/transportationhistory/03shiphistory.html   

History of Ships and Boats __ A brief history of ships but perfect for younger students. - From thinkquest.org - http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/00450/historyofsail.htm

The History of Steamboats __ "In 1769, the Scotsman James Watt patented an improved version of the steam engine that ushered in the Industrial Revolution. The idea of using steam power to propel boats occurred to inventors soon after the potential of Watt's new engine became known." A detailed overview of the history of steamboats with links to related materials. - illustrated - From About.com - http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blsteamship.htm

LostLiners - Honoring the Golden Age of Ocean Travel __ Select a ship from the drop-down list to find a good overview ranging from the builder to size, history and more. - illustrated - From lostliners.com - http://www.lostliners.com/

Maritime History of the Great Lakes: Ship Lists __ "A digital library containing ship lists, regional histories, government reports and newspaper accounts featuring shipbuilding, shipwrecks and the working lives of steamboats, schooners and the people who sailed them." - illustrated - From Walter Lewis - http://www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca/

Maritime Museums __ You will find maritime museum web sites throughout the world - hundreds of listings compiled by Robert Smith, author of the North American Guide to Maritime Museums. - From maritimemuseums.net - http://www.maritimemuseums.net/

Monsters of the Sea __ You will find photos and profiles of famous ocean liners, from the Queen Mary to the Titanic including statistics, a brief history, and images for each. - illustrated - From ocean-liners.com - http://www.ocean-liners.com/

NHHC Ships History __ Good resource for American military ship history.  Search by name of ship, civil war ships, list of ships and lost ships, ships at Pearl Harbor and much, much more. - From U.S. Navy - http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/nhcorg9.htm

A potted history of sailing ships __ Potted or not, a good history of sailing ships for all levels of students along with embedded links to related materials. - From bbc.co.uk - http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A619193 


Sailing Ships and Maritime History - Through Mighty Seas __ "The Through Mighty Seas website covers the maritime history of the merchant sailing ships of the North West of England and the Isle of Man, through the period from the late 1700's until the First World War. There are histories of more than 800 ships, indexed by region, and over 80 historic photographs." - illustrated - From mightyseas.co.uk - http://www.mightyseas.co.uk/

Sailing vessels, sailors __ Articles on sailing history, types of ships, detailed descriptions and engineering drawings of famous vessels. - illustrated - From sailhistory.com - http://sailhistory.com/

Ships of Discovery __ Learn about a research and educational organization studying ships and ship history of the earliest European explorations in the New World. - illustrated - From shipsofdiscovery.org - http://www.shipsofdiscovery.org/

Tall Sailing Ships of Yesteryear __ An overview of "tall ships," history, famous ships, types and images. - illustrated - From hubpages.com - http://hubpages.com/hub/tall-sailing-ships 


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