Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Newfoundland Schooner Dory
I found this old abandoned dory in Aquaforte among today's debris of old tires and rusting forty gallon drums. In spite of this, the setting still evoked echoes of another time. This unique flat bottomed work boat, with its planks for sides and swept up bow and stern could be stacked with its sisters up to eight boats high on the decks of large schooners, thus reducing storage space.
Dories were very seaworthy and became more stable when loaded with a large catch of fish.