Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo
The Maritime Museum of Ílhavo

Aveiro lagoon

mmi-3.jpgThe fishing gears of the Aveiro lagoon are evoked in a vast collection comprising the typical boats of the lagoon, in full size: moliceiro, mercantel, bateira erveira de Canelas, bateira caçadeira de pesca, bateira patacha, bateira chincha ou bicas, bateira matola and Vouga. Some of these boats are well documented concerning the moulds and tools used for its construction.
The ethnography of the Aveiro lagoon is very rich and one can find it in pictorial representations of the moliceiros’ prows, in the symbols used by the boat builders, or even in the tools that each gear has.