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Notes on the Boats of Siberia Part V

By H.H. Brindley

This article, the fifth and last of a series, covers “Coasting vessels of European origin”. The author lists two- and three-masted boats observed by travellers to northern Russia, as well as the vessels built locally for explorers such as Bering and Billings. The piece also includes a discussion of the Russian names of various types […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific | Arctic
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft

The Hull Whaling Trade

By T. Sheppard

For almost two and a half centuries the whaling trade was important to the port of Hull, with a high proportion of the population associated with it. Eventually the trade evolved into the fishing and oil industries that dominated the port from the mid-nineteenth to the middle of the following century. The first whaler from […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Arctic
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

Notes on the Boats of Siberia Part III

By H. H. Brindley

The first part of this article relates to Canoes and Boats of skin sewn on a wood or bone frame which are used exclusively by circumpolar aboriginal peoples and which have probably remained uninfluenced by non-Siberian cultures.   Two well defined groups are covered, the bidarka or baidarkais canoes, and the bidarrah or baider which are […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Arctic
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft

Notes on the Boats of Siberia Part II

By H.H. Brindley

Bogoras and Jochelson state that the Yakuts, Yukaghirs (a Palaeo-Siberian people of the Arctic coast between the lower Yana and Kolyma Rivers), and the Kamchadals no longer build skin-boats. It is stated that the Yakuts and Yukaghirs often used the wooden parts of their sledges combined with tent-skins for crossing rivers, a practice which may […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific | Arctic | Other (location)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Leisure & Small Craft | Ship Models & Figureheads | Whaling & Fishing

Notes on the Boats of Siberia Part I

By H.H. Brindley

A Tungus bark canoe seen by Nansen at Khaborovsk, on the Lower Amur, attracted his attention by its “shapely lines,” which are “an example of how· superior to other Siberian peoples in their sense of elegant forms is this ancient and widely diffused race”. In any reference to Tungus boats, it is important to bear […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific | Arctic | Other (location)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Leisure & Small Craft | Ship Models & Figureheads | Whaling & Fishing

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