Fishing Boat On River - Stock Image

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Traditional fishing Coble on the River Wear in Sunderland. Its origins are said to lie in the Viking longboat.

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"The coble's flat bottom 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, fishermen required high bows to sail in the dangerous North Sea and in particular to launch into the surf and to land on the beaches. The design contains relics of Norse influence, though in the main it shows Dutch origin." - Wikipedia

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