catboat


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a sailboat with a single mast set far forward

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When scallops were concentrated along the edges of shoals or in narrow channels, the catboat fishermen using sail had to wait until the wind was in the proper direction to harvest scallops.
In a catboat that had two fishermen towing 6 dredges, each drift had to collect at least a half bushel of scallops for them to obtain their daily limit, and still have the time to open all the scallops by late afternoon.
In the 1870's, the first years of the commercial bay scallop fishery, the boats used for harvesting were rowboats, dories, catboats, and sloops; all but the rowboats were under sail.
Rowboats were also used for anchor-roading and picking up ("picking") scallops (both are described in later sections), and also as tender boats used by the fishermen to get from docks to their catboats and sloops that were tied to stakes or buoys.
Scallop fishermen with large boats were incensed at this law, because baymen with a $15 sharpie could harvest as many scallops as those with a $500 sloop or catboat.
Sailing catboats were the most common boat used for harvesting them.
Nantucket bay scalloping began on a larger scale using catboats under sail in the late fall of 1879 (Fig.
To harvest with a basket rake, the fisherman anchored his boat, usually a catboat, in water 1-2 m deep, put the rake out to almost the full length of its wooden handle, put the handle against his shoulder, extended his arms full length down the handle and then pulled the handle in a jerking motion using both arms toward him as he pressed down on its upper side; the pivot point was his shoulder.
There were models of the wooden boats that made the industry famous--from graceful schooners to sturdy catboats and working skiffs.
Now, more than 30 boats, identified as catboats, catamarans, ketches, schooners, sloops, sunfish, and yawls are docked as homes at Tambobo Bay off Siaton town, Negros Oriental.
In the 1870's, fishermen began digging quahogs with long-handled rakes from their anchored catboats and taking bay scallops with hand dredges from sailing catboats.
Shortly after 1900, the fishermen were installing engines in their catboats, enabling them to dredge for the scallops many more days and also in more locations.
The first boats used out of the harbor were catboats because they were the ones immediately at hand in the 1890's.
The first engines used in the catboats were the Mianus and the Lathrop.
Other chapters review the various boats used by east coast lobstermen, Chesapeake bay watermen, commercial and sport hunters of waterfowl, flat-water sail boats (sharpies for oystering, catboats, etc.