Connection with the maritime Basques
I received an email from Xabi Agote today. He is president of the Albaola Basque Maritime Heritage Society in Pasaia, Gipuzkoa in the Basque Country. He learned of our initiative to replicate a Chalupa based on the Red Bay Chalupa. They have recently built two Chalupas based on this design and are now going to build the whaling ship.
I’ve copied a link from their web site http://www,albaola.com which shows a chalupa being rowed in the local harbor there:
Click on the link to see the video.