Early Manx Fishing Craft

By Basil & Eleanor Megaw, published May 1941


This article provides a well researched history of Manx fishing craft from early middle ages through to mid-late nineteenth century. Two types of vessels are covered in detail, Herring Scowte and Baulk Yawl, whilst other vessels are covered as a general overview. Further details are provided on the organisation and legal aspects, which had a significant impact on the residents of the island. Details of the traditions that were still in use at the time of writing (1941) are provided.

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Filed under: High Middle Ages | Irish Sea | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea | Shipbuilding & Design

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