Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo
The Maritime Museum of Ílhavo
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Cod-fishing

The collection of cod-fishing has a two-masted cod-fishing schooner as icon, cut half water (by the deck), composed and represented with all its component parts: the companion, the officers’ chamber sky-light, the officers’ chamber and crews’ quarters half-deck hatchways, the hatch of the hold, the fish pound and the indispensable nests of dories.

The diversity of this collection provides the visitor a full view of the cod-fishing, built with real objects used in the line cod-fishing, such as the jig, the nippers, the trawl line, the horn and the conch-shell, among many others. Besides these objects, this collection includes some fishing boat models, moulds and tools used in shipbuilding, as well as many others that are part of the memories of this activity.

The museum has an important collection of nautical instruments, old and modern, where one can highlight a Portuguese maritime compass of the late nineteenth century, the doris’ compasses, ships’ binnacles, and the sextants, octants and azimuthal equipments used in the beginning of the twentieth century.

In what concerns modern navigation, the museum collection includes some echo-sounders, radars, clinometers, among many others equally important.