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TL;DR: Multiple factors conspired to make big sailing ships impractical. There is a multitude of factors that, put together, caused the American cultures not to develop significant seafaring capability. If I were to point out the most important ones, they would be: Lack of exploitable sea routes Lack of metal tools No large-scale cultural interchange ...


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They really didnt need to sail anywhere on a large scale. I suspect that the largest native american ships would be near the hudson river, but other than that, nope. They had a 3000 mile land mass to work with. No boats needed.



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