The Old Yorkshire Yawls

By Ernest Dale, published May 1933


This paper traces the history of the Yorkshire fishing boats, line fishing in winter and drift netting in summer, and how the hull design and rig of these boats changed from the 1850s to the 1920s. The author describes in some detail the construction and rig of these vessels. The paper also describes the fishing customs and processes, the smuggling of goods from Dutch coopers in the fishing grounds and the argument between the fishing community and those in Scarborough who saw the fishing industry as a barrier to the development of the town as a tourist resort.

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Filed under: North Sea | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

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