I had read this book when it originally came out.
Author Tim Severin and his friends built a boat using only techniques and materials available in the sixth-century A.D., when St. Brendan allegedly sailed to America.
The book intersperses an analysis of the original voyage with the trials and tribulations of recreating it.
Fascinating story of recreating the voyages of St. Brendan, from Ireland to the New World in a leather boat.Published 3 days ago by R. Bernet
What an adventure
These guys were nuts!
But they made
God knows how they made it
I loved tfe book
My 13 year old did this for Geography this year! He LOVED it! He was completely enthralled with it!Published 26 days ago by chickensbunniesandhomeschool
Exciting account of design and construction of a medieval leather boat, sailing it from Ireland to Newfoundland, to prove possible truth in the legend of St. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Earl M. Rogers
This is a great book for anyone who loves history. Severin makes it all come alive. His historical research seems good and sound, but this is also a gripping adventure story that... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephen Roney
A very well wrtten book which makes one realize that presumed history can be revised. Think again about what you are taught in schoolPublished 2 months ago by Timothy W Burgess
easy to read, well written- a great story. I loved all the details included by the author about their journey.Published 2 months ago by Nat Segal
Not so long after the Romans left England , St Brendan and a small party of monks sailed west in a boat made of animal skins and wood. Amazingly they seem to have reached America. Read morePublished 5 months ago by brian priestley