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Kvarken Archipelago - Boathouses and Fishing Huts

Author: Metsähallitus

Publisher: Metsähallitus , Vantaa , 2014

Layout: 1 p.

Language: english

Other languages: suomi, svenska


Throughout the ages, all coastal villages have looked for the best landing sites, and the landing place has later turned into the village harbour and boathouse area. The key requirements for a landing site have been that it is relatively sheltered from storms, located near settlements and homes, the water is deep enough right up to the shore, and there is enough room for the boathouse and the net-drying poles. In larger fishing villages it often happened that the inshore waters became too shallow, forcing the fishermen to move their boathouses to a new location.

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Kvarken Archipelago (nationalparks.fi)

Updated 21.9.2021