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Otto Kelland Boat Models
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Document Description
SubjectShip models
Fishing boats
DescriptionThis is the model of a boat that is called a flat by Newfoundlanders. In Nova Scotia and New England this type is classed a skiff. On Newfoundland's south coast these craft were usually made by sawing off aft of the after midshiproom timber, an old row dory that had been condemned for fishing. Any repairs that may be needed were effected and a broad stern was fitted and fastened in. This handy little boat was used by motor dory fishermen as a means to convey them to and from the larger dory anchored offshore. The flat was often used by women to row their children across some harbour, inlet, pond or barachois on a picnic or a berry picking excursion. The flat could appear in any colour from white through to black. Colour: green exterior with brown trim. Colour on the digital reproduction varies.
CreatorKelland, Otto P.
Dimensions of ModelLength 21" (53 cm.); width 9 ¼" (23.5 cm.)
LocationCanada-Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada--Nova Scotia
United States--New England
Resource TypePhotograph
TypeStill Image
SourceOriginal model held at the Marine Institute Library.
RepositoryMarine Institute (St. John's, N.L.) Library
CollectionOtto Kelland Boat Models