|By Lynda Lock|
|By Lynda Lock. Fan blades as propeller|
|By TVIM Car motor inboard|
|By Eric Shott|
|Sunset at the Marina By Ronda Winn-Roberts|
In the 1870's, Alice le Plongeon described the local boats:
As for the islanders' boats, they constantly come and go ; some are exceedingly small. The fisher- men handle them most skillfully, one alone easily manages rudder and sail ; they frequently stand up- right in the smallest craft, apparently as much at ease as on land. To balance large boats they tie to the mast a rope with a long loop at the other end. In this a man sits as in a swing, his feet resting on the edge of the weather-side of the boat that is thus kept straight in a very strong wind, the man swing- ing himself backward over the water.
LINK to a photo of a typical small boat, from several decades ago.
The brightly colored Magana ferry....
The Lety by Tony Garcia
Boats by Bruce Roberts...
|The whale shark statue before it had a boat...|
The Thor Heyerdahl, a sailing school from Germany, visits Isla Mujeres annually....
|By Tony Garcia|
|By Ronda Winn Roberts|
Sultana del Mar ferry
|By Matilde Gomez Heredia 1991|
|When it was new & now that it is old|