Peruvian Mummie

A timeline of South American native maritime history

A Timeline of South American Native Maritime History The South American cultures expert and adventurer, Glen Short writes about the maritime history of South America. Glen has been an important part of the Viracocha III project and has helped us with the construction of the reed raft, our onsite museum […]

3 mastil

Viracocha III Mast Design

With the Viracocha III reed raft, we are attempting to replicate masts, sails, and rigging that were likely commonly used along South America’s west coast. Drawings made by the Spanish conquistadors were the first to depict sailing rafts along the South American coast outlining triangular sails with double poled masts […]