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    • Aboriginal Dugout Canoes

    • Aboriginal Canoes were a significant advancement in canoe technology. Dugouts were stronger, faster, and more efficient than previous types of bark canoes. The Aboriginal peoples' use of these canoes brought about many changes to both their hunting practices and society. The Australian Aboriginal people began using the ... Read »


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    • Abydos boats

    • The Abydos boats were discovered in October 2000. Initially, they appeared to be a white, ‘ghostly’ fleet of 14 boat images in the desert sand. They are not the oldest boat remains to be discovered in Egypt as is sometimes proclaimed, but they have proved to be important to the history of Egyptian boat design ... Read »


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    • Balsa (ship)

    • A balsa is a boat or ship built by various pre-Columbian South American civilizations constructed from woven reeds of the Totora bullrush. They varied in size from small canoe sized personal fishing boats to large ships up to 30 metres long. They are still used on Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia. This term is also u ... Read »


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    • Coracle

    • The coracle is a small, roundish shaped, lightweight boat of the sort traditionally used in Wales but also in parts of Western and South West England, Ireland (particularly the River Boyne), and Scotland (particularly the River Spey); the word is also used of similar boats found in India, Vietnam, Iraq and Tibet. The w ... Read »


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    • Dugout canoe

    • A dugout canoe or simply dugout is a boat made from a hollowed tree trunk. Other names for this type of boat are logboat and monoxylon. Monoxylon (μονόξυλον) (pl: monoxyla) is Greek -- mono- (single) + xylon (tree) -- and is mostly used in classic Greek texts. In Germany they are called einb ... Read »


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    • Jangada

    • A Jangada is a traditional fishing boat made of wood used in the northern region of Brazil. Some claim the historical legacy of the jangada dates back to the ancient Greeks and that it was Ulysses' vessel in The Odyssey. The construction of the jangada incorporates some improvements in neolithic handcraft - better mat ... Read »


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    • Kora Kora

    • A kora-kora or kora kora or coracora is a traditional canoe from the Maluku (Moluccas) Islands, Indonesia. It is approximately ten metres long and very narrow, quite open, very low, and weighs about four tons. It had outriggers of bamboo about five feet off each side, which supported a bamboo platform extending the who ... Read »


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    • Kurenkahn

    • The Kurenkahn is a traditional wooden type of flat bottom boat that was used in Vistula lagoon and Curonian lagoon then in East Prussia. The name comes from the Curonian people. Kurenkahns were 11-12 m long, with two main sails: the large and the small. Kurenkahns were used to catch fish by dragging a large net (Kurren ... Read »


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    • Ngalawa

    • The ngalawa is a traditional, double-outrigger canoe of the swahili people living in Zanzibar and the Tanzanian coast. It is usually 5–6 m long and has two outriggers, a centrally-placed mast (often inclining slightly towards the prow) and a single triangular sail. It is used for short distance transport of goods ... Read »


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    • Nile boat

    • The Nile River is a major resource for the people living along it, especially thousands of years ago. The El Salha Archaeological Project discovered an abundance of evidence of an ancient boat that traveled the Nile River dating back to 3,000 years ago. Pictographs and pebble carvings were uncovered, indicating a boat ... Read »


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    • Pacific Northwest canoes

    • Masterfully designed canoes of many sizes and forms were made on the Pacific Northwest coast of North America. They were the main form of transportation for the indigenous people of the area until long after European colonisation. In recent years, the craft of canoe-making has been revived, and a few have been built by ... Read »


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    • Palliyodam

    • Palliyodam is a large, snake boat by the Hindu temples for the procession in rivers. ... Read »


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    • Paraw

    • The paraw is a double outrigger sail boat native to the Visayas region of the Philippines. The paraw is similar to a proa, but the paraw has two outriggers or katig. The word paraw also parao is related to proa and may be used to denote a boat. However, the term for boats (with or without outriggers) in the Philip ... Read »


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    • Pump boat

    • A pump boat is an outrigger canoe powered by a small gasoline or diesel engine. Smaller pump boats might be powered by the sort of small single-cylinder engine used to drive a water pump. Larger ones are often powered by recycled automobile engines. Pump boats are a utility boat in the Philippines, used for nearly eve ... Read »


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    • Rabaska

    • A rabaska or Maître canoe (French: canot de maître, after Louis Maitre, an artisan from Trois-Rivières who made them) was originally a large canoe made of tree bark, used by the Algonquin people. Rabaskas were used by French and Canadian explorers to access the interior of North America during the 17th and 18 ... Read »


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    • Reed boat

    • Reed boats and rafts, along with dugout canoes and other rafts, are among the oldest known types of boats. Often used as traditional fishing boats, they are still used in a few places around the world, though they have generally been replaced with planked boats. Reed boats can be distinguished from reed rafts, since re ... Read »


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    • Sampan

    • A sampan (Chinese: 舢舨; pinyin: shānbǎn; Pe̍h-ōe-jÄ«: sam-pán) is a relatively flat bottomed Chinese wooden boat. Some sampans include a small shelter on board, and may be used as a permanent habitation on inland waters. Sampans are generally used for transportation in coastal areas or rivers, ... Read »


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    • Sturgeon-nosed canoe

    • The sturgeon-nosed canoe, also known as a Kootenay Canoe or Kootenay-nosed Canoe (Ktunaxa: yaqsuʔmiǂ ), was a distinctive canoe style used by the Sinixt, Ktunaxa and Kalispel First Nations in Interior British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest into the last century. Scottish botanist David Douglas, the first ... Read »


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    • Tarai Bune

    • A tarai bune, or tub-turned boat, is a traditional Japanese fishing boat found mainly on Sado Island and used for catching abalone and other mollusks. The design originated from need to fish in the narrow coves formed by earthquakes. Tarai Bune boats have appeared in: ... Read »


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    • Tepukei

    • A tepukei (from Te Puke, meaning an ocean-going canoe) is a very old Melanesian and Polynesian boat type, produced primarily by the Polynesian-speaking inhabitants of Taumako (Duff Islands). It was first reported in print by Spanish explorer Álvaro de Mendaña in 1595, on his visit to the Santa Cruz Islands. A te ... Read »


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    • Traditional fishing boat

    • Traditionally, many different kinds of boats have been used as fishing boats to catch fish in the sea, or on a lake or river. Even today, many traditional fishing boats are still in use. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), at the end of 2004, the world fishing fleet consisted of abo ... Read »


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    • Umiak

    • The umiak, umialak, umiaq, umiac, oomiac, oomiak, ongiuk, or anyak is a type of open skin boat used by both Yupik and Inuit, and was originally found in all coastal areas from Siberia to Greenland. First arising in Thule times, it has traditionally been used in summer to move people and possessions to seasonal hunting ... Read »


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    • Waka (canoe)

    • Waka (/ˈwɒkə/; Māori: [ˈwaka]) are Māori watercraft, usually canoes ranging in size from small, unornamented canoes (waka tÄ«wai) used for fishing and river travel, to large decorated war canoes (waka taua) up to 40 metres (130 ft) long. The earliest archaeological find of a canoe in New Zeal ... Read »


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    • Walap

    • The Walap is a traditional ocean-going sailboat from the Marshall Islands. It belongs to the Micronesian proa type whose main characteristics are: single main hull, outrigger-mounted float/ballast, and asymmetric hull profile. Walaps have a lee platform. Like all pacific proas, they are always sailed with the outrigg ... Read »


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