C4 Introduction of The Engine
Introduction of The Engine
From the outset of the 20th century, the ﬁrst engines appeared in ﬁshing boats. In 1922, the ﬁrst Sami boat had an engine installed. This boat was from Musken in Tysfjord.
In 1905, a 10 Hp engine “Dan” cost 3,500 kr. At the same time, one could purchase the largest sail-rigged Northland boat (5-6 pairs of oars) for 400 kr.
There were fewer Sami than Norwegians providing engines for their boats. Can you imagine the reason why?