Bisquine La Cancalaise at Douarnenez

Bisquine Bisquine Bisquine

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Here’s another big boat to gawp at – and this time it’s La Cancalaise, perhaps the largest lugger I’ve seen and certainly the only one with three tiers of sails. Here are some photos of mine taken with a film camera at the Douarnenez Maritime Festival some time ago. This is her racing rig by the way; I’ve read the usual working rig for bisquine’s is smaller, and with only two tiers of sails.

Note the little steam launch in the foreground, by the way.

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