Primitive Craft and Mediaeval Rigs in South America

By R. H. Lane-Poole, published November 1940


South American primitive craft observed by the author include the canoes of the Patagonian channels, Brazilian and Ecuadorian canoes, or canoa, the lightwood sailing rafts such as the jangada in Brazil and the Balsa craft of Peru and the reed bundle craft of Lake Titicaca and the North Peruvian coast. Of European types of sailing craft there are many more, with rigs dating to mediaeval times. Craft with European origins include the saveiro from Bahia and the Brazilian barcaca. Illustrations of hulls and rigs included.

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

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