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1. The voyage of St. Brendan

According to legend, St. Brendan and a group of monks sailed from Ireland to the Bahamas in the sixth century. The boat they used would have been of the type called a:

A) Knorr
B) Canoe
C) Galley
D) Coracle

Your answer — C) Galley — was incorrect.

Coracles (or “currachs”) are rowing boats made of wood or wicker with a waterproof covering. The knorr was a Norse voyaging ship, while canoes were used by North American aboriginals. A galley was a Greek or Roman vessel, usually rowed by slaves or criminals.

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