Title: The Chatham Directory of Inshore Craft
Publisher: Mystic Seaport Museum Inc
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Very nice hardback and jacket. Light wear. Text is clean, unmarked, tight. (Shelf location: V5) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included. Bookseller Inventory # 034491
Synopsis: This reference work describes and illustrates 200 types of inshore craft which once fished and traded, under oar and sail, around the coasts of the British Isles. The types are arranged by coastal area and each is described in terms of its shape and design, fitness for location and purpose, build, evolution and geographical distribution, while maps of all their areas show physical and economic features. The book features illustrations and photographs based on the Coastal Craft Collection at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. In addition to the description, each of the ten contributors has written an introduction to their specific areas, outlining the physical environment, fisheries and other uses of the sea that have influenced boat design.
Book Description: This comprehensive reference work describes and illustrates some 200 types of inshore craft which once fished and traded, under oar and sail, around the coasts of the British Isles.The types are arranged by coastal area and each is described in terms of its shape and design, fitness for location and purpose, build, evolution and geographical distribution. Details of dimensions, rig, building materials, seamanship and the survivial of examples are given where known, while hundreds of line drawings and photographs show the vessels in their original forms This book brings alive for maritime historians and enthusiasts, traditional boat sailors, modelmakers and all those with an interest in traditional ways of life the vast array of craft that once fished and sailed along inshore seas.
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