Barland's Farm Boat (ca. 295)

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A Romano-Celtic boat found in 1993 near the town of Magor.

The remains of the Barland’s Farm boat are being preserved and will be reassembled for display in the Newport Museum. To date, detailed drawings and a 1:10 scale model have been built; the model is rigged with a single triangular sail and a stern-mounted steering oar. There a two keel planks running side by side but not attached to each other. They are twice the thickness of the planking.1


1. Richard Steffy, INA Shipdata Project, Texas A&M University.

2. McGrail, S., “The Barland’s Farm Boat Within the Romano-Celtic Tradition,” Archaologisches Korrespondenzblatt No. 31, Mainz (2001): 117-132.

3. Nigel Nayling and Seán McGrail, The Barland’s Farm Romano-Celtic Boat (CBA Research Report 138) The Council for British Archaeology, St. Mary’s House, 2004. 352 pp, 172 b+w plates, 48 tables, ISBN 10-1-902771-40-0.

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