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Sailboats used in fishing

Breton fishermen used various types of sailboats. Depending on their size and rigging, these boats might be schooners, bisquines, bankers (bound for the Grand Banks of Newfoundland), trawlers, sardine boats, or luggers (small fishing boats rigged with one or more lugsails).

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Fishing Boat with Sails
Man repairing a fishing boat at low tide. The boat is supported by props.
France, Brittany, Finistère
Sketch, coloured pencil, on white paper
Credit: Frédéric Back
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