The start of the Seventh Annual Great Fogo Island Punt Race to There and Back.
In the past punts were more important to Islanders than automobiles. Men used punts to travel, but also to fish and earn a modest living. “We are reviving traditional wooden boat building by giving punts a new purpose.”
As the world’s only seagoing rowing race in traditional craft The Great Fogo Island Punt Race covers over 7 miles of open sea in tribute to the maritime history and traditions of the fishing communities on Fogo Island and Change Islands. @toqueandcanoe @fogoislandinn #newfoundland #fogoisland (at Fogo Island)