Jack Attridge, Gearhameen, Durrus, West Cork, c 1920-50 with Skeleton of his Boat on Dunmanus Bay and Homemade Threshing Machine.

Courtesy St. James History.

The boat was built with timbers felled from around the Grain Store at Friendly Cove across the bay. They were then floated across the bay to the Priest’s Gate, Gearhameen. The boat was probably a sand boat. The winch was installed but not the engine so it never went into service but would be representative of that type of craft.

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