Slideshow: Ships and Insurance Go Way Back

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You could say that ships like the ones you’ll see at the Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2016 (or like the recently discovered second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in the Great Lakes) and insurance have a history. And what a history it is when you consider that it stretches all the way back to ancient times.

That’s because marine insurance—which covers loss or damage of ships, cargo, terminals and more—is the oldest form of insurance in the world. Check out this slideshow, which sets sail in Greece and continues on to the Roman Empire, Great Britain, colonial America and beyond.

ERIE loves ships, which is why we’re proud to be a sponsor of the Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2016. It’s also why we offer boat insurance to protect vessels of all sizes. Get in touch with an Erie Insurance agent in your community to learn more and get a free quote.

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