Special fishing ship
The Cancalaise is a special type of fishing ship from France. On 18 April 1987 the ship was taken into service, mainly to take part in nautical events.
The fishing ship is a replica of the bisquine Le Perle from 1905 and part of the Association Bisquine Cancalaise (ABC). This association has over 400 members and they are responsible for the maintenance and the trips of the Cancalaise. It was almost the case that the original bisquines were extinct, but some fanatics decided not to let this happen and they built the Cancalaise. This elegant boat, mainly used for dredging for oysters in the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel, was launched in 1987. The bisquine is 18.1 meters long, 4.8 meters wide, has a draft of 2.5 meters and a displacement of over 45 tons. This unique ship has exceptional stability and she can regularly be admired at maritime events. If she does not sail, she is in Port-Mer harbor, north of Cancale. SAIL warmly welcomes La Cancalaise and opens the ship to visitors.
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