A Cape Island style fishing boat is an inshore motor fishing boat found across Atlantic Canada having a single keeled flat bottom at the stern and more rounded towards the bow. A Cape Island style boat is famous for its large step up to the bow. -cf. Wikipedia
There is a dispute about who invented the design, but that’s not very important. I found a builder named McGray. McGray Boatbuilders Ltd. was established in 1986, after 30 years of experience in construction. It is a small, family business that’s doing a good job for a fair price, at least so they say on their site. They built boats for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, Oregon, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Boats can be transported on the roads or on sea wherever they are needed.
As you see, the boat in the picture is not from their site. I couldn’t take one from them because of the poor quality. Doesn’t matter. What is not stated on Wikipedia by the team writing the short article is that these boat are used (and maybe are specially designed) for lobster fishing (remember Forest Gump?)
Historically speaking, they can be traced back in 1905.
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