The Brendan Voyage

The Brendan Voyage

Book - 1978
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In 1976, Tim Severin and a crew of four men, set out to recreate the legendary sixth century voyage of St Brendan from Ireland to America. Their voyage across the Atlantic in a medieval boat made of leather, is one of the most hazardous and inspiring expeditions in the history of exploration.
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, 1978.
ISBN: 9780091331009
Characteristics: viii, 292 pages, [16] leaves of col. plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm.


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Nov 20, 2010

a maritime adventure on the scale of KonTiki, with the same brilliant seamanship and leadership, it is one of a series led by Severin to show that ancient voyages long treated as myths could in fact have been done as described.

May 03, 2010

A fascinating account. In 1976, Tim Severin researched and built (with significant assistance) a leather boat using medieval techniques. Then he, and his crew sailed it from Ireland to Newfoundland in a harrowing journey. Severin's experience is interspersed between background on St. Brendan.

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