NZ3188 : Coble fishing boats

taken 9 years ago, near to Newbiggin-by-The-Sea, Northumberland, Great Britain

Coble fishing boats
Coble fishing boats
A type of open fishing boat known as a coble developed on the North East coast of England. 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, 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.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 March, 2009
Category
Fishing boats   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 313 881 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:11.1770N 1:30.5134W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 312 880
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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