The Nordfjordfaering of Western Norway: Changes in Ancient Small Boat Design in Response to New Technology
The faering is a traditonal sea-boat of western Norway, double-ended with
four oars and 16-18 feet in length. This article describes the craft and
the history of its use as a working boat, the introduction of the outboard
motor into the Nordfjord district of western Norway, and finally describes
the modification and development of the faering design in response to the
new means of propulsion.