The Last Sailors: The Final Days of Working Sail
The Last Sailors - Introduction
Season 1, Episode 1 • 2m 55s
Describes the remaining classes of working sailing craft still operating in the last decades of the twentieth century in inland waters, coastal waters, and on the high seas. These craft were sailed by peoples in remote locations, in less developed countries quickly being modernized by globalization. So their days were numbered.
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