from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fishing boats in the Müritz

Kahn is the general name of a small, flat-bottomed uncovered vessel that can be used for rivers, inland and harbor waters .


Traditionally barges were by muscle force ( Staken , towing , paddles , oars ), wind ( sails ) or engine power (steam and diesel tractor pusher boat, bumper boat driven). The size varies between a few meters and about 70 m in length. The name Kahn is one of the oldest documented boat names on the Baltic coast.

The large barges operating on rivers were mainly named after their main area of ​​use or special size-defining locks, e.g. B. Elbe barges, Odermaß and Finow Maß barges . They were built flat and had one to three masts with square , spriet and gaff sails . Her large hold was closed with a hatch cover if necessary.

Wood as a building material gave way to iron and steel at the beginning of the 20th century. Both were temporarily used in combination. In some cases, special plastic was also used.

See also

Web links

Commons : Boats  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files