This chapter offers a brief survey of Icelandic vessels in the Middle Ages and discusses Iceland’s commercial links with Europe before 1800. It focuses on the role and employment of Icelandic sailors from 900-1800 and explores the relatively new establishment of the sailing profession. Also described in the chapter is the transitional period in the nineteenth century, in which a new class of Icelandic fishermen and sailors emerged. The report additionally contains the diaries of two seventeenth and eighteenth century Icelandic sailors in order to provide a well-rounded sense of the sailing occupation as a whole.
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