important sources of information regarding Venetian boats
are, obviously, the people who build and use them:
boatbuilders, craftsmen, fishermen, riggers, etc. As well
as providing abstract information, they are the only
sources who can provide us with the infinite mass of
details and nuances contained in their tried and tested
methods. We have attempted - with our limited time and
means - to contact as many of these people as
possible, saving their notebooks, transcribing their
vocabulary, and making audio/video recordings of their
teaching. I would like to thank all of them, and I
apologise if I have forgotten to acknowledge any of them.
This long list, a sort of 'anthropography', is constantly
updated, even if this is increasingly difficult given the
average age of the individuals concerned.
a partial list of the people who have contributed to our