The Fishing Luggers of Hastings Part I

By James Hornell, published August 1938


The three-masted lug rig appears to have originated in the French auxiliary navy. It also became a favourite with the northern French fishermen and thereby familiar to the coast folk of southern England, who were quick to realize its value and to adapt it to their local requirements. The three masted lugger, thus acquired, remained the favourite type of the larger fishing boats of Hastings until the middle of the nineteenth century. The memory of this rig, which was abandoned by the Hastings men in the ‘fifties and ‘sixties of last century, is now vague.

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Filed under: Napoleonic War | Interwar | English Channel | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Navies | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Whaling & Fishing

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