- Oct 15, 2005Following Jeb's link in message #46581 (16 Oct) to the Small Wooden
Boat Association of Nova Scotia , and oogling Jeb's Micro Teah McGee
(nice one), I came across a story of the preserved remains and
replicas of 2000 year old Roman - Germanic ships.
Go to http://www.swbans.org , in the sidebar click on *Stories and
Tales* , there at the bottom click on *Once Upon a Time in a
Country far away...* , for story and photos from the museum in
Mainz, Germany, there at the bottom is a scale replica of a box boat.
Bolger wrote in 2002 of having then recently studied recently found
and preserved Roman-Germanic riverine box-boat craft about 150 km to
the north in the museum in Cologne. By the way, the semi-automatic
crossbow-ballista type armament on the bow of the transport boat in
the photo above may be useful in northern Australia for discouraging