Crooked-stern junk, China, c 1935.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Crooked-stern junk, China, c 1935.

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Description

Model. These junks were built at Foochow (Fuzhou) for service on the rapids on the Kungt'an Ho (Wu Shan) River, a tributary of the Yangtze (Chang) River. They were about 90 ft in length and carried salt. The junks came down the river over the many rapids and rocks and gangs of men towed them upstream. The vesel was curved to such an extent that the port counter was on the centre line of the hull while the starboard counter was considerably lower.
 

Image Ref.

10266137
 

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