Vikings employed wooden longships with wide, shallow-draft hulls, allowing navigation in rough seas or in shallow river waters.
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Viking Age house at Þjóðveldisbærinn by velostricken, via Flickr
They came out of the mist on an icy wind, and froze the blood of weaker men. -A dragger, the Viking ship-of-choice, so named for the dragon head carved onto the prowl.