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Swamp boat maker in Smoaks, SC (Colleton County). Small watercraft also known as a flat bottom boat/skiff or a bateau (Sometimes spelled batteau). Used to navigate the shallows, marshes, and waterways of the SC lowcountry. Traditionally used by fishermen, crabbers, oystermen, clammers and to transport goods/people upstream or downstream. Usually powered manually, with a paddle or a pole. Can also be fitted with a small outboard motor. Interview and photographs by Michael Chiarappa.
AudioBen Newton on the reasons why swamp boats are made the size that they are.
AudioBen Newton on how a swamp boat is made.
AudioSwamp boats/Flat bottom boats can be made to a variety of specifications.
AudioWhat is a fish well used for?
AudioBen Newton on how to navigate a swamp boat.
AudioBen Newton on the quality of his boats.
AudioBen Newton with a story about selling his boats around the area.