Sailing The Dubrovnik Way


Dubrovnik ships sailed all “then know” seas around the world.In the English ports they made such a deep impression on their spectators that a new English word was coined – argosy (a distorted version of the Italian name for Dubrovnik, Ragusa) which later came to be used as an expression for a huge sailing-ship or general expression for large merchant ships. Argosy is even mentioned by Shakespeare in his play Merchant of Venice.

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