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Another Bronze Age boat to take to the water

A half size replica of a Bronze Age boat that was found at North Ferriby will be sailed on the Humber as part of SeaBritain 2005, a celebration of our maritime heritage.

The original 16-metre boat wasn't a dug out but used sophisticated techniques and carpentry skills that are difficult to match today. The replica's planks are cheatingly fixed together with polyester rope, rather than the yew stitches used to sew the oak timbers on the original.

The Hull amateur archaeologist, Ted Wright, who impressively found no less than three boats between 1937 and 1963, always wanted to see them recreated. With extra funding it's possible that a full-scale version will be built.

You can see the half-size replica in the meantime at the Streetlife Museum in Hull.

Read more at the Yorkshire Post's site:
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
15th December 2004ce
Edited 15th December 2004ce

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