Building a Ship – Laying the Keel of the W.B. Yeats | Irish Ferries


In maritime tradition, the keel of a new ship is always inlaid with a newly minted coin, which is said to bring good luck and calm seas throughout its time in the water. After the keel is laid, the ship’s construction “officially” begins and gears up to hit the water. Learn more about the W.B. Yeats and the shipbuilding process: