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Coble fishing boat from NE England

It was one of 12 featured in the RNLI calendar called Nigel Reed`s Working Boats

The coble is a type of open traditional fishing boat with a lug sail which developed on the North East coast of England. Its flat bottom allowed launching from and landing upon shallow sandy beaches. 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.

Greetings card based on a watercolour painting by Nigel Reed
A5 size with white envelope wrapped in cellophane.
Blank inside with explanatory text on back.

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