The pirogue is another primitive ship. There are archaeological findings that asserted its existence in Greece. We know the way of construction of the canoe from ethnological evidences from other places in the world where some survived till today. A trunk with seaworthy cross-section is chosen. It is steadied levelly to the ground, with its edges kept together upon a light gibbet.
As in papyrella, the oarsmen used paddle rows. This free way of rowing has vanished from Greece from the Copper Age. In the regions of the world that the canoe and the free rowing has been preserved, the shipbuilding, and generally technology, has remained static.
Pirogue was used in ancient Greece by people living in villages near lakes.