It’s common knowledge that the Vikings’ shipbuilding abilities allowed them to travel vast distances by sea.
Here is a diagram of the different kinds of Viking ships.
The smallest ship was used for coastal and river travel. The second is a depiction of the Knarr, used for trading. Two kinds of warships are shown, the larger one on the bottom the familiar long boat.
The sails developed over the years and were just as important as the ships themselves.
Here is a replica of a sail. I mentioned this sail in my book The Rover Bold. During the voyage from Norway to the valley of the Seine, my hero counts the number of squares over and over.
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