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New Help of God

paolo1955

La Spezia, Italy

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Views at 635 at January – 21 – 2013

Iso 200

Shutter Speed 1/400 sec

F-Stop f/9

Focal Lenght 15mm

Lens Sigma 15 – 30

Camera Nikon D300


Featured in Harbour Life Group May – 16 – 2012


Featured in Visions of Italy Group May – 13 – 2012


Featured in Traditional Wooden Boats Group May – 10 – 2012


The Leudo is the word given, in Liguria, at family of lateen sailboats that were used for cabotage (freight) until the last decades of the twentieth century, throughout the Mediterranean area
The leudo “Nuovo Aiuto di Dio”(New Help of God) was built on 1923 by shipright Antonio Muzio, said “Tunin Capetta”, in front of the priest’s house, next to the Basilica of Santa Maria of Nazareth in Sestri Levante, for shipowner Marco Zolezzi.Leudo has many uses. It was very widespread, in the last century, in the Mediterranean. The Leudo mainly used for transporting wine in casks stowed below deck.,sand,marble and many different types of goods.During the war, was sunk in the river Arno , then recovered for various transport between Sardinia and Sestri.From 1972 to 1998 this boat remained dry on the beach without a minimum of maintenance.Now it reborn thanks to the work of Stewart Hyder, Scottish engineer degree in “Art and Technology”, master carpenter and skipper, five years living in Sestri Levante.The association created for the preservation of culture about Leudo,has called for the inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the practice is in progress.
Main dimensions
Overall length ………………. mt. 15,320
Maximum width ……….. mt. 4,680
Camber ………………………. mt. 0,750
Sail area …………………….. 170 square meters
Gross registered tonnage 16,09


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