Oakville Images
Étretat – Un Cabestan


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Postcards
Description:
Postcard of a cabestan on the Étretat beach
Notes:
A cabestan is a wooden winch used to manually haul a boat onto a beach. Two long wooden poles are inserted into holes in the vertical post. Groups of people push and pull the poles clockwise while another person winds the cable from the boat.
To the right of the photograph is a caloge, a small house made from an old boat covered with a roof. The caloge is a traditional Upper Normandy structure containing fishing equipment and usually found on the beach.
Étretat is a small seaside town flanked by dramatic chalk cliffs about 26 kilometres north of Le Havre on the Upper Normandy coast. It was the location of a British General Base Hospital for five years during World War I.
Date of Original:
ca. 1900
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
OILL0226
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • fltLatitude: 49.7058321651738
    Latitude: 49.7058321651738 Longitude: 0.207366943359375
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Étretat – Un Cabestan
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Étretat – Un Cabestan


Postcard of a cabestan on the Étretat beach