For the next week or so I shall be visiting Malta, an island in the Mediterranean with a fascinating history. Everything a visitor to the Island wants to know about its past can be found in Wikipedia;* however, there are two things that particularly interest me: the true location of the shipwreck of the vessel aboard which Paul the Apostle was a prisoner, and information about Maltese traditional sailing vessels of times gone by.
I have a feeling that I shall not discover much about the latter; neither shall I be convinced that either of two generally accepted locations for the shipwreck was actually the place. Googling comes up with sparse information concerning traditional sailing boats, but there’s more on the subject of where Paul’s ship may have met her demise. (See links below)
A graphic account of the voyage leading up the shipwreck and of her end can be found in the Bible, in the Book of Acts, Chapter 27.
*History of Malta
Searching for Paul’s Shipwreck on Malta