the first boats included rafts skin hide and bark.
Mesopotamian sailors invent sails
Ancient Egyptians make the first boats of wooden planks
Minoans and Mycenaeans become the first great ocean navigators, exploring the Mediterranean sea
Greeks build giant warships including biremes and triremes
Vikings invent clinker building
The central rudder starts to replace the "steerboard"
Most large ships are wooden-built and sail powered, and include cogs, carracks, galleys, and galleons
Cornelis Drebble builds the first submarine from wood
Wealthy people enjoy the romantic, luxurious age of ocean travel onboard liners such as the Mauretania, Lusitania, and Aquitania
Enrico Forlanini invents the hydrofoil. Telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell also plays a part in its development