YAWL or Yole
YAWL OR YOLE
Fishing was the first known industry in Redcar
YAWL or YOLE – definition –
(1) A two masted fore and aft sailing boat with the mizzen-mast stepped far aft.
(2) A small kind of fishing boat
(3) A ship’s jolly boat with four or six oars
The word YAWL or YOLE relates to a Norwegian boat of this name, and it is believed that the small boats first originated in and around Redcar were built with a connection to this type of boat.
February 4, 2010 Boats & Ships