Dugouts are the oldest type of boats found by archaeologists, and boats have
served as transportation since the earliest times.
This section covers watercraft used by Man before the Age of Metal, the invention
of writing and the rise of kingdoms; roughly before 3,000 BCE.
Some of the first boats were likely invented and used by the Egyptians and
Mesopotamians as far back as 3000 BC. These ancient civilizations used
HISTORY OF BOATS AND SHIPS including Wilkinson's iron boat, The Laird ...
But Wilkinson is able to write soon after the event about his daring invention: 'It ...
Jan 2, 2015 ... All boats can float, but floating is more complex and confusing than it ..... with
rowers, while triremes (invented a few hundred years BCE) had ...
The first sailing boats had single masts with square sails fixed to them. Over the
centuries, boatbuilders arranged their boats' sails, called the rig, in.
Aug 22, 2013 ... About the history of sailboats, sailing ships and sailing yachts. ... They were riding
the surf long before the modern sport was invented. boats.
Jan 23, 2015 ... The Egyptian boats commonly featured sails as well as oars. ..... The question of
the invention of the steamboat raises fierce chauvinistic claims, ...
Nov 7, 2012 ... Ancient Mesopotamia were the first people to ever invent and build ... in the form
of water transportation, and thus the first boats were invented.
Jul 21, 2016 ... From the very first boat to the present massive ships, the ... The invention of the
sail was the greatest turning point in maritime history. The sails ...