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Building a Priogue - Going Priogue, Feeding a Nation

As long as a minibus and as thing as a canoe, curved like a banana and painted a rainbow of hues, the handbuilt wooden priogue remains the watercraft of choice among half a million people who support the artisanal fishing industry along the coast of Senegal in West Africa. Pirogues were originallly designed narrow for easier paddling, and their long, curved keels help them glide into surf and swell, where every morning hundreds of crews cast nets with the hopes of a good day's catch.

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