Turkish Caique, Trader in the Aegean Sea, Nineteenth Century & Greek Fishing Boat from Mykanos

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Sail Through the Centuries

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A caïque is the term for a traditional fishing boat usually found among the waters of the Ionian or Aegean Sea, and a light skiff used on the Bosporus. It is traditionally a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail. The caïque is also a typical case of positioning the widest beam far aft, with a long sharp bow.

The Greek fishing vessel is probably the trehantiri, experts now agree that it’s an evolution of the dalmatian trabacoulo, specifically made for the Aegean and it’s 3-3-3 waves around the 17th century. The name in byzantine Greek was trohantiras and it means curved bow stem.

Weight 0.03 kg
Dimensions 44 × 33.5 cm