Sunday, February 17, 2013


As mentioned, Belo sur Mer is home to some of Madagascar's most famous boat builders. Check out some of their handiwork below:
Sun sets behind the skeletal remains of a would-be ship who never saw her maiden voyage. 
A cargo boat under construction in Belo. Vessels like these require intricate woodwork, as noted by the tightly-connected stem, knee joint and ribs, which are held in place by physics, wooden pegs, and frequent prayers.
A man hammers pegs into a beam support of a dugout canoe. His friend smiles for the camera.
The scalloped sides of the pirogue above highlight the traditional methods  still used to carve these ocean-going vessels.
The old-school boat building continues on one of the wide beaches of Belo. They even have goats, too!

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