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World Trader Center boat accidentally cut in half

The 18th century boat found at the World Trader Center site two weeks ago was accidentally cut in half when workmen poured a concrete wall last year. The Port Authority did not see the boat while building the wall last year because they had just dug a narrow trench and

Last Kon-Tiki raft crewman dies

Knut Haugland, the last crewman of the Kon-Tiki voyage across the Pacific Ocean on a balsa wood raft in 1947, has died. The explorer died of natural causes in Oslo's hospital, the Kon-Tiki museum director said. The expedition was launched from Peru by anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl to demonstrate that South Americans could

Ancient Philippine boat recreated

A replica of an 1,700-year-old Philippine boat has been recreated and launched by a group of adventurers who are planning to sail it around Southeast Asia and possibly Africa. The replica of the balangay — a wooden-hulled boat used in the archipelago about 1,700 years ago — was built in 44

Ancient spy boat found in Myanmar

A  300-400 year old spy boat has been found by locals in Myanmar. Found by local people when they were digging a water pond in the area on May 28, the ancient boat is assessed to have been buried there 300 to 400 years ago's Mrauk Oo era. The boat, which extends as

2,000 year old ship found in Croatia

Archaeologists have found an ancient sewn ship in Pag’s Caska Bay, Croatia. At the bottom of the bay there is the sunken Roman town named “Kissa” (Cissa), whose remains are being researched, and the discovery of the sewn ancient ship was the result of the joint work of around 20 Croatian

Dredging in Hudson River uncovers wooden boat

Dredging in the Hudson river in New York has uncovered a wooden sail boat dating back to the early 1800s. "This part of the area is very rich in archeological and historical artifacts dating from the French and Indian War and the commerce that occurred here during much of the 19th

Replica pre-Columbian trading raft sets sail

For the first time in nearly 500 years, a full-size balsa-wood raft just like those used in pre-Columbian Pacific trade has taken to the water. Based on drawings and descriptions recorded by Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch explorers, Dewan and Hosler figured out the dimensions and construction methods that most likely were

Viking ship discovered at bottom of Sweden’s largest lake

Marine archaeologists in Sweden have discovered what may be the wreck of a Viking ship lying at the bottom Lake Vänern. One of the ship's ribs was discovered protruding from the bottom of the lake, while the rest of the boat was filled with a one metre-thick layer of sediment. A wood