Monday, May 22, 2017

Lindisfarne Boat Sheds

In Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, the fishermen made clever use of the materials they had on hand when designing their sheds. By using overturned boats, these traditional structures show ingenuity and a spirit of recycling that has existed for quite some time in the area.
 The fishermen created storage sheds for their gear by turning over their old herring boats, giving them new life and functionality. While the method was typical in the whole of northeast England, changes in the fishing industry made Lindisfarne one of the few places where these sheds still survive. By covering the boats in tar, they are made waterproof and it's still possible to see a collection of the quaint structures in varying states of decay when visiting the Holy Island.

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