Dock


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Dock

Age: Stone
Prerequisites: Build Town Center
Upgrade Cost: – – –
Cost: 100 wood
Hit Points: 350
Upgrade of: – – –
Special: – – –
Description:
The Dock lets you create boats, including the Fishing Boat, Fishing Ship, Trade Boat, Merchant Ship, Light Transport, Heavy Transport, Scout Ship, War Galley, Trireme, Catapult Trireme, and Juggernaught. In RoR the Fire Galley is added.
The Dock is also where fishing vessels deposit food and trade vessels deposit gold from trading.
Researching Architecture increases hit points and decreases construction time.
History

The earliest boats simply tied up to rocks or trees on shore to take on or drop off cargo or were physically pulled up on the beach. Later, wooden structures were built out into the water to facilitate loading and unloading. Docks were also safer for ships because ships could avoid being beached, which strained the hulls and increased leaking. When the dock was extended beyond the shallows, even larger ships could be tied up, further improving efficiencies.