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October 31, 2018 07:53AM
This is an interesting article on Viking tar production. [www.smithsonianmag.com]
Somewhere around 130 gallons of tar was required to coat the hull of an average longship and certainly additional patching was required whenever the ship made landfall. This article concentrates on refining the tar from pine sap, however Farley Mowat documented stoves on the coast of North America which were presumably used to cook seal blubber down to seal tar. [www.amazon.com]

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Viking ship remains

Hermione October 26, 2018 09:26AM

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Allan Shumaker October 31, 2018 07:53AM

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