The Nordfjordfaering of Western Norway: Changes in Ancient Small Boat Design in Response to New Technology

By Knut Djupedal, published August 1986


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.

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Filed under: North Sea | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

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