Saturday 15 October 2011

Falmouth Working Boats & the Oyster Festival

Down at Mylor near Falmouth a few weeks ago, the working boats were pulled up on the foreshore waiting for the start of the oyster season which starts in mid October.

Although there is active racing during the summer these craft are still active working boats which dredge for oysters under sail in this unique fishery which prohibits the use of engines.

These are probably the last hard working fishing craft working under sail in the UK. The Falmouth Oyster Festival takes place this weekend, celebrates Cornish seafood and especially the local oysters which are dredged under sail and hand drawn punt in Carrick Roads.

1 comment:

  1. They're lovely boats - a bit like these from across the river St Mawes no doubt


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