Notre Dame de Rocamadour is a retired lobster boat and part of the fantastic "harbour museum" collection of Douarnenez, a city in the south-west of French Brittany having a major contribution to the national fishing activity and history. You can visit the harbour museum, as well as a tenth of other boats and a very instructive marine museum mainly dedicated to fishing industry.
The ND. de Rocamadour (constructed 1959, retired 1989) fished lobster along the coasts of Mauritania during 3 to 4 months, 2 to 3 times per year. The photo is shot from the foredeck of the boat, where the 10-11 fishermen had their "rooms", just near the ice generators. That made the average temperature in the "room" at less than 10°C, even when sailing in the heat of Mauritanian coasts...
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- Copyright: Alexei Seventeen (alexei17) (26)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-07-26
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: EOS 10 D, Canon EF 28-80mm
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Motor-boats, ships, Fishermen boat or harbor, Traditional fishing boats [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-03-24 16:18