Maritime Life and Traditions #34

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Hunting Turtles with the Vezo
On the southwest coast of Madagascar, the Vezo people still hunt turtles with harpoons. A traditional activity, the chase requires the hunter to show his prey great respect, and the kill is bound by ancient ritual.
Philippe Couteau

Guide Me
Built in 1911 in Cornwall, the Looe lugger Guide Me had a successful career as a working boat until being gradually transformed and eventually abandoned. In 1977 the Brickhills discovered her muddy hull, and chose her as their home-to-be.
Judy and John Brickhill

Return of the Lugger
Until the early 1900s luggers were a common sight on Britain's coasts, yet the type has been slow to make a comeback at traditional-boat gatherings. As the new millennium unfolds, however, the author sees evidence of a renewed interest and enthusiasm for luggers of all types.
Robert Simper

Bluewater Bushmen
The 18-footers raced in Sydney Harbour in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Before crowds of thousands these magnificiently over-canvassed skiffs could always be counted on for drama and spectacle.
Bruce Stannard

Mr Homer and Mr Hardy Lee, His Yacht
The book Mr Hardy Lee, His Yacht is celebrating its 150th anniversary. After more than thirty years in 'attribution' limbo, the lithographs are now authenticated, says the author, as early works of Winslow Homer, done after original pencil sketches by a talented amateur, Charles Ellery Stedman.
Eric Rudd

Sailing on Inland Seas
On Inland Seas - one of the school and research vessels of the Inland Seas Education Association - students learn how to be scientists and part of a working schooner crew.
Bob Brintnall


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