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The Manila Galleons

Piracy Spain Trade 6 Min Read

The replica of the Galeon Andalucia visits the Philippines in celebration of the Dia del Galeon Festival, a commemoration of the 16th century galleon trade. Video by Yahoo! Southeast Asia sports producer Izah Morales. Photos by Voltaire Domingo/NPPA Images. Pacific Routes-Manila Galleons They sighted Cape San Lucas on 2 November 1709 and took up their stations. They spread out so…

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Maritime trade in the Ancient Mediterranean

The picture depicts a Phoenician merchant ship dated 1500 year B. C. We can put together a reasonably clear picture of the patterns of maritime trade in the Mediterranean from the end of the second millennium bc, thanks to the increasing availability of written sources, in the form of official…

Sail Trade 7 Min Read

The First Boats

The design of the earliest boats is open to debate. They could have been dugout canoes, bark canoes, or animal skin boats. Dugouts were made from a single log. A large hollow area was burned and carved out of a tree trunk permitting a passenger to be seated. Planks added…

Sail Trade 5 Min Read

THE PTOLEMIES SUPPORT EXPLORATION

Greek Trading Ship Ptolemy, who had accompanied Alexander all the way to the Indus River and back, took up Alexander’s idea of an expedition to Arabia. During his reign (323–285 B.C.), he sponsored an expedition under an admiral Philo, who sailed down along the Africa side of the Arabian Sea.…

Sail Trade 19 Min Read

SHIPPING 15th to 18th Century

Shipping went through a radical transformation between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, a transformation that eventually had extensive influence on most aspects of the lives of Europeans. Shipping was the economic activity of the period with the greatest potential for growth. The merchant marine experienced a rise in tonnage per…

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Lend-Lease to the USSR

American Lend-Lease supplies to the USSR 1941–45. Soviet historiography is mocked in the West, where…

The Roman grain trade

Roman Merchant Ships The grain trade was not simply a source of profit for Rome’s…

London: The Romans and Early Saxons II

Roman ships When Julius Caesar’s fleet took part in a battle against the ships of…

Maritime trade in the Ancient Mediterranean

The picture depicts a Phoenician merchant ship dated 1500 year B. C. We can put…