CCMNH: Ship that Changed the World

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Name: CCMNH: Ship that Changed the World
Date: October 13, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Event Description:
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents
A NOVA PBS Documentary
Ship That Changed the World
BREWSTER, MA —The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents the PBS NOVA documentary Ship That Changed the World Thursday, October 13 & Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 11:30am.
The Age of exploration and Europe’s imperial colonization of far-off lands was launched by a revolution in ship design that made long-distance voyages practical. In just a few years, ships were transformed from small coastal-bound water vehicles into massive ocean-going vessels. Once trans-oceanic journeys became feasible, everything changed. Powerful navies arose and fought for supremacy at sea, while the new ships enabled empire-building European powers to invade and colonize indigenous lands and exploit their peoples.
How did this transformative change in ship design come about? Scholars, historians, and marine archaeologists have always faced a problem: few wrecks dating back to this crucial period survive, so rough drawings and incomplete records have been their only evidence.
Now, a newly discovered, well-preserved 500-year-old wreck off the coast of Sweden, reveals vital clues to this momentous innovation and engineering that changed the world.
Dive with NOVA as they recover the sunken clues to this significant new discovery.
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