ich partook of the character of rafts, were floated down the river, carrying produce, and were not returned up stream.
One mast and one sail, the latter depending from a yard, is the general feature, though a plurality of masts was not uncommon, especially with large vessels, such as the galley built by Archimedes for Hiero of Syracuse.
It had 3 decks, towers on the bulwarks, stables, libraries, baths, fish-ponds, a crew of 600 men, and a main-mast that came from England.
This was about 240 B. C. (See ship.) Syracuse was captured by Marcellus 212, and Archimedes slain.
The mast is presumed to have been brought by the Phoenician or Carthaginian navigators from England, as those maritime nations were yet in existence.
Poor Tyre had been desolated by Alexander 100 years before, but the people dispersed around the Mediterranean were yet active, and Carthage had not fallen before her imperial rival, remorseless Rome.
In the time of Isaiah the masts were strengthened with shrouds fr