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PREFERRED TERM
WHERRY  
NARROWER CONCEPTS
SCOPE NOTE
  • In the absence of preserved or recorded Scottish examples the usage of this term within Scottish waters remains unclear. It probably describes a decked sailing vessel of shallow draught and beamy form used to carry cargo in rivers and estuaries. The term is particularly associated with Eastern England (specifically, the Norfolk Broads) where the type is characterised by having a single mast which carries a large loose-footed gaff mainsail and can be easily lowered to pass under bridges.
ATTRIBUTION NAME
  • RCAHMS
LICENSE
IDENTIFIER
  • http://purl.org/heritagedata/schemes/3/concepts/502017
DATE ISSUED
  • 7/17/13
PUBLISHER
URI
http://purl.org/heritagedata/schemes/3/concepts/502017
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