Gela (ca. 500 BCE)

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Very little has been published about this vessel, although it obviously has much new information to provide. Ligature holes in the planks were plugged with pegs. Fabric was placed between the lashings and the wood. The hull is believed to have had a bluff bow and stern. There is said to be a proper keelson notched over the frames. If so, this is by far the earliest keelson to be recorded. 1


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

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