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Not A Japanese Pirate Ship

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  • wodeford
    Of possible interest is this reproduction 19th century Chinese fishing junk at San Francisco s Hyde Street Pier http://www.nps.gov/safr/junk.html Saionji no
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 9, 2006
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      Of possible interest is this reproduction 19th century Chinese fishing
      junk at San Francisco's Hyde Street Pier
      http://www.nps.gov/safr/junk.html

      Saionji no Hanae,
      Province of the Mists
      West Kingdom
    • Rick Johnson
      It may be useful as many fishermen were honest unless the business were poor and the next boat you found was unarmed (pirates and criminals are great
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 10, 2006
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        It may be useful as many fishermen were honest unless the business were poor and the next boat you found was unarmed (pirates and criminals are great supporters of gun-control).
        And as sail technology in Asia quickly advanced to a very high level then stopped (as did the Arab ships), there may be little difference between of 15th century Junk and a 19th century junk.

        While stationed in Bahrain, I watched the Dhows and the only difference between the modern ones and the medieval seemed to be the addition of a deisel engine. Otherwise the structure, design and even sail-plan was identical to whatever Sinbad would have sailed.


        Rick Johnson, PO Box 40451, Tucson, Az. 85717
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