The Dory

A dory is a small, shallow-draft boat, about 16 to 23 feet (5 to 7 meters) long. It is usually a lightweight boat with high sides, a flat bottom and sharp bows. They are easy to build because of their simple lines. For centuries, dories have been used as traditional fishing boats, both in coastal waters and in the open sea. Strictly speaking, the only … Continue reading The Dory

British Honduras #116 (1938)

British Honduras #116 (1938)

British Honduras was the name of a territory on the east coast of Central America, south of Mexico, after it became a British crown colony in 1862. The capital was established at what became Belize City. In 1964, British Honduras became a self-governing colony. The colony was renamed Belize in June 1973 and gained full independence in September 1981. For the pre-colonial and post-colonial history … Continue reading British Honduras #116 (1938)