Have you ever wondered how the expedition in the 1500's was like? Ships regularly crossed the Atlantic Ocean carrying plants, animals, people, and wealth. The technology used for boats in the 1500's consisted of triangular sails enabled the boat to sail into the wind, the smooth, rounded hull handled high seas well, and the large, centered rubber made quick turns possible.
They navigated the boats by a steering wheel, the steering wheel helped direct the boat to know where to go, they also used knowledge of exploration and trading to know where to go. Some explorers attempted to create their own map. However, some explorers already had maps of their own. They sailed into the wind by the triangular sails, the triangular sails have to be angled in a slightly more forward …show more content…
The average size of the crew on a Spanish Galleon was a crew of 50 on a smaller one but on a larger one it is a crew of more than 400. Each ship could carry
600-2000 tons of cargo. Cargo is the goods carried on a ship, aircraft, or motor vehicle.
3 examples of this could be food, animals, or plants. It could also be wealth or even people. Today, we would actually go on an airplane because it is cheaper and it is quicker than steering a boat. This is one of the many examples of how our technology has changed over time. If it were to be a similar exploration it would have been less than 1,000 dollars, on a boat. If it were on an airplane it would be less than 800 dollars in most Cases.
Today traveling by plane is more efficient than by boat unless you are going on a cruise across the Atlantic Ocean except you can't take as much stuff with you on a plane as you would if you were going on a boat but plane is cheaper and easier. Back then they didn't have airplanes like we do now there most efficient way to travel across the ocean to get to another country or somewhere was by a boat. Today we have much more advanced things including styles of technology, traveling, and even a
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