It is worth flagging up this article mentioned by the always-brilliant Blogging Pompeii about the wooden boat found on the shore of Herculaneum. It must be one of the most ill-fated ships ever. It appears not to have been seaworthy at the time of the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79 and since its discovery has been sadly neglected in a beautiful, yet closed museum (a rival for the Museum für Antike Schiffahrt des RGZM, Mainz), and distinctly under-published. The blog post is here and the article itself is here. Pictures below are from my recent trip.