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002f_CA - Cape IslanderA Cape Island style fishing boat is a single keeled flat bottom at the stern and more rounded towards the bow. a Cape Island style boat is famous for its large step up to the bow. The Cape Island Boat design was created in 1907 by Ephraim Atkinson of Clarks Harbour, and the Atkinson family builders have continued building pleasure and commercial boats to this day. This boat can now be seen all over Nova Scotia.
002f_CO - CoblesA coble is a type of open decked fishing boat. This style of boat is traditionally used on the North East coast of England, from southern-most examples found around Hull, to Berwick-upon-Tweed on the Scottish border.
The distinctive shape of the boat - flat bottomed and high bowed - arose to cope with the particular conditions prevalent in this area. Flat bottoms allowed launching from and landing upon shallow, sandy beaches; an advantage in this part of the coast where the wide bays and inlets provided little shelter from stormy weather. However high bows were required to sail in the dangerous north sea. The design contains relics of Norse influence, though in the main it is of Dutch origin. Cobles were clinker-built locally, where needed, without the use of plans. The skill of the craftsmanship on many boats gave them a long working life. They were notorious as being dangerous to sail for an inexperienced crew, but in the hands of experts could be both safe and fast.
Today, surviving cobles are generally powered by diesel engines, removing the need for the distinctively shaped 'lug' sail. In a further concession to comfort, the bow is often covered by a tarpaulin shelter.
002f_DU - Dundees
002f_EU - Trawlers - EurokotterA Eurokotter is a type of fishin vessels, designed in the 80's and meeting all requirements and regulations. Vesses ar arounnd the length of 23 meters and have normally a maximum powere of 300hp.
002f_SB - Shrimp boatsPeople that catch shrimp are 'shrimpers', and the act of catching shrimp is called 'shrimping'. Strikers are the crewmen on the boat that set up and strike the nets. Common methods for catching shrimp in the United States include otter trawls, cast nets, seines, and shrimp baiting. Trawling involves the use of a system of nets.
"Shrimp baiting" is a recreational shrimping technique. It involves using bait patties, which are a time-release bait, typically concocted of at least fish meal and clay, though shrimpers sometimes have a secret concoction for their bait patties. You then put the bait patties in the water, wait a little while for the shrimp to show up, and then throw cast nets over the shrimp to catch them. These nets are typically anywhere from 4 to 10 feet in length when they are unfurled and have a ring of lead weights around the bottom. A lantern is usually placed over the spot where the bait patties have been set out. This helps to attract more shrimp and some of them will even swim up to the light.
002f_SB_SD - Shrimp boats (Steel hull, Diesel powered)
002f_SB_WD - Shrimp boats (Wooden hull, Diesel powered)
002f_SE - Stern Trawlers (Diesel powered)
002f_SH - Seal huntersThe first commercial hunting of seals is said to have occurred in 1515, when a cargo of fur seal skins from Uruguay was sent to Spain for sale in the markets of Seville.

Sealing began to become more prevalent in the late 1700s when seal herds in the southern hemisphere began to be exploited by whalers. In 1778, English sealers brought back from the Isle of Georgia and Magellan Strait as many as 40,000 seal skins and 2,800 tons of elephant seal oil. In 1791, 102 vessels, manned by 3000 sealers, were hunting seals south of the equator. Most of the pelts taken during these expeditions would be sold in China.

The peak of the sealing industry occurred in 1821, when Lloyd's Register had 164 sealing vessels on their records. However, by 1830, most seal stocks had been seriously depleted, and Lloyd's records only showed one full-time sealing vessel on its books. (Source: Wikipedia)
002f_ST_CO_SD - Side trawlers - Coastal trawlers: diesel powered & steel hull
002f_ST_CO_WD - Side trawlers - Coastal trawlers: diesel powered & wooden hull
002f_ST_DE_SD - Side trawlers - Deepsea vessels: diesel powered & steel hull-
002f_ST_DE_SS - Side trawlers - Deepsea vessels: steam powered & steel hull-
002f_ST_SE_SD - Side trawlers - Seagoing vessels: diesel powered & steel hull-Vessels longer the 25 meters are categorized as seagoing vessels.
002f_ST_SE_WD - Side trawlers - Seagoing vessels: diesel powered & wooden hull-Vessels longer the 25 meters are categorized as seagoing vessels.
002f_WC - Whale catchersA whaler (or whale catcher) is a specialized kind of ship, designed for catching whales. Early 20th century whalers displaced approximately 200 tons, and mounted a harpoon firing cannon on the forecastle. Early 20th century whalers would tow their whales to a nearby, shore-based, whaling station, like Grytviken, South Georgia. Later in the 20th century the whalers in a whaling fleet would tow their kills to a large factory ship for processing.

The very successful World War II Flower Class corvettes were based on the design of the whaler Southern Pride. (Source: Wikipedia)

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