The Karachi Fishing Boats

By Basil Greenhill, published February 1956


The article sets out to supplement an investigation conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation with information from nautical archaeology. It distinguishes five main types in two classes and describes their construction, rigging and handling. One class consists of plank-built craft evolving from dugouts. The other suggests Arab influence. The article is comprehensively illustrated with photographs, sail and sheer plans and other drawings.

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Filed under: Post WW2 | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

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