National Geographic : 1938 Jan
SHIPS, FROM DUGOUTS TO DREADNOUGHTS © A. B. Wilse from Axel H. Oxholm ABOARD THIS ANCIENT SHIP, A VIKING QUEEN RODE INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN During her life it had been a pleasure craft, and when she died it was used as her coffin. Excavated years ago on Norway's coast, the high-prowed boat is now in a museum near Oslo. Photograph by Eduardo Gast MARK TWAIN GAINED HIS PEN NAME PILOTING BOATS LIKE THIS With its tall stacks, ornate pilothouse, and splashing stern wheel, this Magdalena River craft, copied after old Mississippi packets, plies between Barranquilla, Colombia, and upstream towns. "Mark twain" was a cry used by the boatman casting the lead, to indicate river depth.