Galway boats…

Fishermen a couple hundred years ago decided to figure out a better boat to serve their area. With all the inlets and coves that line the Bay here, there was a need to have a boat that could handle the shallow waters and enable them to fish more often. They developed what is called the Galway Hooker. While it still serves a purpose, it’s more of a historical masterpiece nowadays than a working craft and any chance to see one is always like looking at a painting. Here’s a shot of one we got to see last night –

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