Building Ships for Atlantic Travel

Start with a Frame


A High


How a 

Boat is Pieced

 Together, Frame First



Almost forgot . . . the rudder!


Model built in 1868 On display at National Maritime Museum, Lisbon

Other Shipbuilding Techniques:
The other style of building began with the base and overlapped wooden pieces. Associated with Viking ships, this technique was called "clinker" building. Danish Viking Ship | PBS Special on Viking Ships
Ocean-Going Canoes
In Polynesia and the Canadian North, people traveled to sea in canoes.
Hawaiian Canoe Building|| Canadian Inuit Kayak