Greek Coaster

A light cargo model such as there were hundreds in Phocaea, an Athenian colony (Massalia, then Marseille)

The coasters that joined the coasts of Macedonia and Asia Minor in the glory days of Hellenism and made the link between the eastern and western Mediterranean were very simple, with a single square and double sail rigidified by reefs Cross-sections. A ship of this type, with a crew of some sailors, could carry up to 150 amphores in its single hold. Length of 20 meters at most and wide of 5, this voluminous ship was naturally built by clinkers and its lively works coated with bitumen and pitch. Divers regularly continue to discover it, so this type of ship is relatively well known to us.