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Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Barque Provencal

In southern Europe the inclination toward the lateen sail was strong and with good reason.  The barque provencal , called elsewhere than along the shores of the Mediterranean by other names; did not differ materially from other small vessels.  Small craft in great variety are to be found everywhere in the Mediterranean differing both in form of hull and apparel.  Many of these are quite generally called "barks," but the term is generic.

Henry b. Culver, Gordon Grant (illus.) "The Book of Old Ships---," Dover pub., New York, 1962

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