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PUNTS AT BRITISH GUIANA

Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:36 pm

1934 Sugar-Cane-in-Punts.jpg
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1938 Sugar-canes-in-Punts.jpg
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1954 Sugar-cane-entering-factory.jpg
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British Guiana now called Guiana issued three stamps which show us the transport of sugar cane to the factory. The ships depicted are called “punt”.

It is a simply constructed craft, with flat bottom athwartships and rockered at the ends, longitudinally planked. Square ends, generally raked to permit nosing onto river banks.
Low, straight flared sides, either parallel or curved, flat or slight sheer.
Mostly poled, some are sailed, fitted out with an outboard motor, or towed by a small tug.
Reported lengths 3.7 till 6.1m.

Source Aak to Zumbra, a dictionary of the world’s watercraft.
British Guiana 1934 24c sg 294, scott216. 1938 24c sg 312a, scott?. 1954 8c sg 337, scott ?
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