Wooden Ship Kits
Arguably the greatest achievement of the Vikings were their ship building
skills. The Vikings were not the first people to build ships but they did
build the most seas worthy vessels anyone had made up to that time. Daring
ocean voyages of exploration led the Vikings to discover Iceland, Greenland,
and even "Vineland." Later to be renamed Newfoundland; Canada's
most eastern province. Viking ships were unrivaled for centuries. There are
records of the Vikings travelling from the Western Atlantic Ocean to as far
East as the Caspian Sea along the Western coast of Russia in search of plunder
as well as trade. Their ships were unrivalled until the invention of the cannon,
and of the great galleons that would carry them.
This page was last updated Jun 8th 2016.