In 1000 AD, Leif Eriksson sailed a 55-foot Viking cargo ship with tiller in hand, probably across the Atlantic. About 1520, Ferdinand Magellan circumnavigated the globe, using a wooden staff (called a whipstaff) attached to the tiller.
In 1620, the pilgrims sailed the 100-foot long Mayflower across the Atlantic Ocean, using a whipstaff.
None of them used a ship's wheel.
In fact, ships didn't switch to a steering wheel until about 1703. The exact date is a mystery, although, in 2002, divers recovered the earliest archaeological evidence establishing a date for the wheel from the 1703 wreck of the Stirling Castle.
- This design is available for the 4" x 4" hoop.
- The sewn out size is 3.84" W x 3.81" H with 7,033 stitches.
- This design has 2 thread colors.
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