Brazilian Boats & Canoes

The Brazilian boats and canoes built in the past centuries are still used today along the coastline and on rivers as the indigenous peoples with the Canoa de Casca or Ubá (bark canoe) or the Canoa Indígena or Casco (dugout). Fishermen along the coast use the Canoa Caiçara (dugout). The African slaves brought the design of canoes as the Canoa Baiana. Also since the 16th century several boat and canoe designs were developed influenced by Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish and French people. A clear example is the Baleeira which is the design of the whaler dory from Azores Islands.