Major upgrade to Chine bLog’s Traditional Boats of the World project

Traditional Boats of the World logo

Happy holidays, all! I hope you all have checked out and used the Traditional Boats of the World project we have been working on here at Chine bLog. Since launching it I had been bugged by our original use of the basic pushpins as markers and the regionally-linked color-scheme. These didn’t seem to be that useful. Well tonight I am happy to launch the new and improved version. We have now made the markers a set of hull shapes to describe the high-level type of boat and made the colors stand for construction types. Obviously this is all rough, but, to us, it makes the tool much more interesting and instructive. The full legend is now attached to the main Traditional Boats of the World project page. Enjoy!

1 Comment for “Major upgrade to Chine bLog’s Traditional Boats of the World project”

says:

Hi, got steered here by a post on 70.8%. He had an image of a basket shaped Malay boat, which reminded me of a trip I took to Drogheda on the Boyne River, just North of Dublin. The traditional curragh used there was essentially a woven basket, similar in shape/design to that posted on Thomas’s site. Here’s a link to a book sample that includes a drawing:

http://books.google.com/books?id=HjDPRIC6QhwC&pg=PA233&lpg=PA233&dq=boyne+river+traditional+boats&source=web&ots=eYSIXJdKcv&sig=TodBUwwoPdQW88C5gc1Uft0R0vI&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result#PPA235,M1

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