British coracles by Hornell, James

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Reprinted from "The Mariner"s Mirror", vol.XXII no.1, January 1936.

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Statementby James Hornell.
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Pagination41p. :
Number of Pages41
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Open LibraryOL18225971M

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The coracle is a small, rounded, lightweight boat of the sort traditionally used in Wales, and also in parts of the West Country and in Ireland, particularly the River Boyne, and in Scotland, particularly the River word is also used of similar boats found in India, Vietnam, Iraq and Tibet.

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The coracle is a small, lightweight boat. They were used in Wales, parts of Western and South West England, Ireland, and Scotland The word is also to describe similar boats from India, Vietnam, Iraq and Tibet. The word "coracle" comes from the Welsh word cwrwgl.

This is related to the Irish and Scottish Gaelic word currach. It is recorded in English as early as the 16th century.

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Excerpts from the book "British Coracles and Irish Currachs", In a fine gentleman, named James Hornell, wandered around the coast of ireland documenting the various types of canvas covered boats being used at that time. His book is, in my current knowledge, the most comprehensive description of Irish currachs/naomhogs and is worth.

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for the Society for nautical research by B. Quaritch, ld. edition, in EnglishPages: Laura test-piloting at the highspeed boatbuilding demonstration. This coracle is made from the basket part of a papasan chair with an armysurplus poncho tied over it by the corners. Coracles Health and Country Club.

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A currach (Irish: curach, Irish pronunciation: [ˈkʊɾˠax]) is a type of Irish boat with a wooden frame, over which animal skins or hides were once stretched, though now canvas is more usual. It is sometimes anglicised as "curragh".

The construction and design of the currach are unique to the west coasts of Ireland. It is referred to as a naomhóg (Irish pronunciation: [nˠəi'βˠo:gˠ] in. This book is a description of coracles of the world and there uses. Though to be fair it does concentrate mainly on British coracles, lesser so the coracles of Ireland and not much on the rest of the world.

There is a saying 'a picture paints a thousand words', and this book goes out of it's way to prove it/5(6). A kuphar (also transliterated kufa, kuffah, quffa, quffah, etc.) is a type of coracle or round boat traditionally used on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in ancient and modern circular shape means that it does not sail well against the current, as it tends to spin, but makes it safe, sturdy and easy to construct.

Coracles have been associated particularly with Wales although they were used elsewhere in the British Isles until at least the late 18th century, but they survived in use in Wales until the 20th century. Many of the descriptions are inevitably similar, partly because the tourists were describing the same vessel which superficially varied little from.

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Hornell provides historic information and good descriptions and drawings of the various types. It was the most comprehensive study on currachs ever published, and is still widely quoted today.

Coracles of the World, by Peter Badge, is published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, pounds ISBN What is a coracle. The Concise Oxford Dictionary's definition of a coracle is "a small boat of wickerwork covered with watertight material used on Welsh and Irish lakes and rivers".

In the s and 30s James Hornell visited hundreds of rivers in the British Isles to talk with remaining coracle makers and users. He documented the tradition in his book British Coracles and the Curraghs of Ireland (The Society for Nautical Research, ) containing drawings, diagrams and construction details gleaned from regular makers.

Today. The Project Gutenberg eBook, The British Navy Book, by Cyril Field. But many writers on naval matters are of the opinion that our British ancestors, whose coracles are described by Cæsar, had, even at that time, really stout and formidable ships.

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James Hornell has summarized many of the literary references to the part they played in Northern Europe during the Classical and Dark Ages in his well-known work on British coracles and Irish curraghs.

In the Roman period they are mentioned by Caesar, Lucan, Pliny, Strabo, Solinus, Sidonius Apollinaris and by: 1. Irving Finkel, curator in charge of cuneiform clay tablets at the British Museum, poses with the year old clay tablet containing the story of the Ark and the flood during the launch of his book 'The Ark Before Noah' at the British Museum in London, Friday Jan.

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