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Replica Bronze Age boat takes to the sea

A replica sewn-together Bronze Age boat has taken to sea, complete with a crew of 18.

“When I was steering the boat and it got up to speed, I could turn her easily and it was more seaworthy than I expected. We have learnt so much through the whole process and today’s launch has revolutionised everything we knew,” said the professor.

“There have been doubters, professionally, who questioned the feasibility of this vessel crossing the seas. This morning’s experiment strongly suggests that it was capable of doing so,” he said.

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Story: David Keys, The Independent | Photo: The Independent

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