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R. M. [Robert Michael] Ballantyne
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Engrave this Quote But although we have noticed the ark as being the first ship, we cannot with propriety place it in the front of the history of navigation. After the flood the ark seems to have been soon forgotten, or at least imperfectly remembered, and men reverted to their little canoes and clumsy boats, which sufficed for all their limited wants. It was not until about a thousand years later in the world
-R. M. [Robert Michael] Ballantyne, from Man on the Ocean, ch. II: The Earliest Days of Water-Travelling Tell a Friend


 


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