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This is it! The awesome reality of those fantastic Tudor ships with their towering fore and after castles and billowing squaresails comes home when you confront the actual wooden structure . Something else emerges in these photographs-the massive weight of wood shaped to fine ends, a blending of grace and strength. We have no plans of such a ship. Our understanding of their shape and fun ctioning depended on finding one. (She was no slouch as a sailer: see Peter Whitlock's " To Raise the Mary Rose" SH23 ). Photos courtesy the Mary Rose Trust. At right , these shoes, looking so ordinary and familiar, still bear the shape of the f eet that walked in them 440 years ago . Photo by the author.

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SEA HISTORY, SPRING 1986

Sea History 039 - Spring 1986  

6 IN MEMORIAM: A. TIMOTHY POUCH, JR.• 7 NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY: THE REAL TREASURE, Peter Stanford • 8 MEDITERRANEAN ORIGINS, Lincoln P. Paine•...

Sea History 039 - Spring 1986  

6 IN MEMORIAM: A. TIMOTHY POUCH, JR.• 7 NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY: THE REAL TREASURE, Peter Stanford • 8 MEDITERRANEAN ORIGINS, Lincoln P. Paine•...

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