- from Exploring the Americas
750L - 890L
Imagine living on a ship for months and months. The boat is always moving. You eat the same thing, day after day—hard biscuits, salted meat, and fish.
Stale water sits in barrels below deck for you to drink. Your work is hard and tiring. When storms aren't throwing the ship around, sun beats down without shade. This was the life of countless sailors who joined the explorers on their voyages to distant shores. The ships they sailed on were uniquely built for long sea journeys . . . but that doesn’t mean they were comfortable!