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An Unusual Portuguese Fishing Boat

By Paul Johnstone and A. F. Tilly

The “saverio a arte de xavega” or “barco do mar” is a 55 foot traditional Portuguese fishing craft, propelled solely by oars and without any steering oar or rudder. Its relatively primitive design suggests descent from ancient Mediterranean vessels.   The authors provide a detailed description of the construction methods for these craft, based on observation […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing