The bisquine is a typical boat of the region. She wears the largest rigging of all the traditional boats. Such boats practiced dredging of oysters in the bay of Mont Saint Michel, trawling, and for the largest, line fishing. The bisquines had totally disappeared, but enthusiasts have begun to revive in Cancale and Granville.
was built under the direction of Raymond Labbé from 1985 to 1987 according to the plans of the bisquine "La Perle
" raised on the wreckage in 1958 by Jean Le Bot
In season, if not in navigation, Cancalaise
is normally at anchor in the cove of Port-Mer in the north of Cancale. In the winter she is desarmed in the Cancale Port.
It is posible to navigate the Cancalaise
. To do so, contact the ABC (Association Bisquine Cancalaise)
Tel: 02 99 89 77 87
Association Bisquine Cancalaise
Halle à marée
35260 CANCALE La Cancalaise
during the tenth anniversary of Le Renard
Other sources of information on bisquines:
* The site of "La Cancalaise
* The site of "La Granvillaise
* Additional photos on the site of Frederick Finet: http://www.fredfinet.com