Sunday, February 12, 2012

Recent Photos of Vietnamese Boats

Here are 94 fine photos showing contemporary bay and river life in Vietnam and the pervasive use of indigenous boat types there even today. The photos were taken by Capt. Rob Whitehurst a couple months ago, the great majority on the Mekong Delta, and the last few -- showing tall, towering rocks rising dreamlike from the water like an antique Chinese print -- on Halong Bay, close by Haiphong and not far from Hanoi.

Capt. Whitehurst was our source for the Junk Blue Book of 1962which we offer as a free download. This a thoroughly detailed catalog of Vietnamese boat types compiled by the U.S. Dept. of Defense during the early days of the "American War" and well worth a look. Thanks to Rob again for these photos.  

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