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Brittany 2012 : Brittany 12_06 : Vieux Forban

This is is a forban, folks. What a lucky day to pass one of these rare ships. The forban was a type of ship, 13 meters long. It had no deck, two masts and a keel rudder. It was used exclusively by the sailors of Le Bono, up on the Auray River, until 1914.

Betty: on 2013-01-11 14:58:57

Very much like the shape of the basic fishing boat on St. Margaret's Bay. Sailors...

Julia: on 2013-01-12 14:27:45

You can see these boats in many old paintings. Two masts with gaff rigged sails. Cool. I bet they are fast.

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