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Down East, Atlantic.tiff
Core Sound workboats share many stylistic features: a narrow hull, a sweeping sheer from high bow to high stern, and a rounded stern so that nets wouldn't snag on corners. Most Atlantic workboats ranged between thirty-five and forty feet long, and about eight to ten feet in the beam. They drew less than three feet of water so they could operate in the shallow depths of Core Sound. Atlantic's Marvin Robinson constructed the DOWN EAST (right) in the mid-1970s.