Cross the storm-tossed Atlantic in a 6th Century leather boat. Explorer Tim Severin recreated the legend that the Americas were discovered by Irish Monks in a small open boat whose hull was made from stitched ox hides. See the leather tanned according to 6th Century formulae. Experience the thrilling voyage--breached by whales, punctured by icebergs and thrashed by gale force winds. A tribute to the courage of its crew and the strength of that amazing boat building material--leather. 54 minutes, VHS.