Williams, Stephen
November 2004
Middle East;Nov2004, Issue 350, p54
The article presents a voyage story. Sanjeeda is unique. She is the only two-masted lateen-rigged dhow plying the Indian Ocean. Stephen Williams met with the owner, Anderson Bakewell, to talk about the boat's remarkable story. Although they can only be confirmed to have existed from about 200 years ago, kotiya dhows were probably a common sight some 500 years ago when the Indian Ocean was as important a trading region to Arabia, India, the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa as the Mediterranean Sea was to the Maghreb, Levant and southern Europe. Bakewell first went to the Malabar coast in south India& mdash; to Calicut, made famous as the place Vasco de Gama first set foot in India.


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