Wonders of the World: Ships

These days, one might look skyward to find amazing ships, but there are plenty of modern-day miracles on the oceans

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During the Golden Age of Sail, the carrack enabled European explorers to cross the oceans for the first time. For a brief moment, the clipper ship whisked the traders of the burgeoning global economy from port to port at unprecedented speeds. Soon the innovative steam engine transformed ocean travel again.

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