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17 Wooden Watercraft: from Ships to Surfboards

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Viking Ship Norway's Museum of Cultural History has a satellite operation known as The Viking Ship Museum, where each year about 430, 000 visitors flock to view the type of wooden ships that carried Scandinavian seafaring warriors as far from home as Africa and Newfoundland. One of the most famous preserved viking ships is the Oseberg. With its intricate carvings, 22m (72ft) length, 5m (16ft) wide beam, this oaken vessel, could've transported over 30 crew. It is impressive today, but must've been much more so, back in about 800 AD.

Photo: © Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo / Eirik Irgens Johnsen

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