Viareggio Shipyards Origins

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Viareggio shipyards origins very far back let’s say in the 1400s

Lucca loses Motrone and locates the production of boats towards Viareggio

After the Unification of Italy, Viareggio had of 200 locally produced boats

Collateral activities arise such as funers, shipwrights, calukers and sailmakers

the carpenters the blacksmiths

After 1860 there is an evolution in shipbuilding with men who will be

the “names” from Viareggio shipbulding industry

The first cailing ship launched in Viareggio in 18986 was 300 and later

also from 400 and 500 T.s.l. (grosse tonnage)

many come from the Arno area but they are mostly shipwrights who

they know how to build wooden boats as tradition dictated

Viareggio Shipyards Origins

Viareggio Shipyards Origins

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