Friday, April 21, 2006

Early Red River Transportation: York Boats



York boats were one of the earliest forms of transportation in the North-West, as it was called in the 1800's, including our own area of the Red River of the North. They were based on the same design principle - although on a smaller scale - as the old viking long ships...


Here we see two contemporary sketches showing them in everyday action - one showing the boats being portaged, and the other showing them being brought up a bank to be offloaded...