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The Traditional Fishing Boats' Regatta From KomiBa To Palagruia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MH030121

Volume

65

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

664.84 kb

Author(s)

J. Bozanic

Abstract

The traditional fishing boats' regatta from Komiia to Palagruia J. BoianiC University of Split, Croatia Abstract The author writes about a unique traditional fishing boats regatta organised by the Croatian fishermen from the island of Vis (KomiSa town) to the small open sea island Palagruia. If the weather is calm, without wind, the five men crew has to row more than 15 hours to reach an islet 42 miles away where they have to catch sardines and salt them in wooden barrels. The author quotes a number of historical documents illustrating the attitude of the authorities towards KomiSa fishermen, who are determined to defend their rights at any cost. This is also a story about the unique Mediterranean type of fishing boat, the gaeta falkus'a. 1 The tradition of the ancient sailors The maritime route connecting the Gargano peninsula (west Adriatic coast) with the Hilias peninsula (Punta Planka - Diomedes' Point) near Sibenik (hpanovi6 [I] 316-326) (east Adriatic coast) was named after Diomedes, th

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