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A type of fishing vessel, now obsolete, peculiar to the north-east coastal ports of Scotland. It had a broad-beamed carvel-built hull with a straight stem and a pointed stern with a pronounced rake, at times as much as 45°. These boats were rigged with a dipping lug foresail and a standing lug mizzen. They were introduced by a boat-builder named Cameron as an improvement on local types of fishing craft and were first produced during the Zulu War (1878–9), hence their name. See also fisheries.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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