Tantura B (ca. 825)

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The long, flat appearance of this wreck suggests galley construction, one end of a much longer vessel. The sixth strakes, which are not pine and are nearly keel size, may have been sister keels used for additional longitudinal strength and aid in hauling. A long, crenulated plank had angled edges and was cut to fill the spaces between the frames, as on the Highborn Cay, Molasses Reef, and other colonial Spanish vessels. 1


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

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