|Photo Paul Wilkinson|
Speaking of folks paddling down rivers, the ISBSA 14 (International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology) Conference concluded on Friday the 25th and there is an abstract book up from Waldemar Ossowski on Academia. Looks like a few papers worth blog delvage.
As Michael points out below, somehow I missed the description that is most interesting, that is a feature that the archaeologist speculates might be for a mast.
Some of the heavier logboats and plankers seem very cumbersome. The reconstructions seem difficult to manuever and sappingly slow. This could add a new twist to early maritime activity in the Atlantic.