The Weston-Super-Mare Flatner

By J. G. McKee, published February 1971


The history, design, building and use of these unique coastal craft are looked at in some detail – a plan of a 1903 boat is provided. The Weston flatners appear to be closely related not only to other Somerset craft but also, more intriguingly, to New England wherries and Banks dories with a touch of Viking influence.  These aspects and possible coincidences are discussed at some length.

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

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