Originally Posted by bob perry
If you are saying the old wooden boat in the original post is the same boat as the ones in your pics I think you are quite wrong. The boat in the original post has a clipper bow and a schooner rig. Not very French.
But those are very handsome craft.
I think the closest we have come to identifying this boat is ther suggestion it is a Murray Petersone design.
Mr Perry, regards:
The Quebecois brought some quirky stuff with them when they came to Canada
and many are just caught in a time loop. Although Peterson
designs were first on my mind because I too saw the flare on the foredeck, (The stainless pulpit is obviously not original) however, many French Crabbers also have this variation. Peterson
, famous for his schooners never designed anything like this, except as a day-sailer and even then not with the draft
of this boat.The key is in how the hull
was put together and keel
structure of the transom.
That said on this side of the "pond" many were modified at the topside of the bow to cut through surface chop and are know as lobster smacks. They came either single
masted or double depending on what they were fishing
. The prawners and cod boats were usually double masted because they were in the deeper water
farther out and needed more speed.
There are at least 4 variations I know of; the Newfy Dogger, the French Langoustier de Camaret, the Cornish Crabber and the Lobster Smack and there's variations on each of these so that it's sometimes hard to tell them apart.
Here's a Smack
The stern of a smack or camaret
A smack from Normandy
A model but you get what I mean...