The Boats of East Pakistan: A Preliminary Study Part I

By Basil Greenhill and Cicely Hill, published May 1957


This long article describes the construction methods and subsequent usage of the work boats of East Pakistan – the modern Bangladesh and written when these boats were in constant work in the great rivers and deltas of that country. Basil Greenhill’s understanding of the different methods of boat construction is supplemented by the clarity of Cicely Hill’s line drawings. The small local boats used in the upper reaches of the great rivers are contrasted with the large cargo carriers operating in the Deltas. These larger vessels had the capacity to trade across and around the Bay of Bengal.

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Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Merchant Marines

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