One of very few ‘Dgħajsa Tal-Latini’ left will be restored by Heritage Malta which acquired the boat earlier this year.

The ‘Dgħajsa Tal-Latini’ was used for transportation of goods and passengers between Malta & Gozo and it got it’s name from the lateen sails it used for motion.

The boat measured between 45 and 50 feet and is currently being kept in  Kalkara.

Minister Herrera commented that this project will bring to life a very important element in Malta’s maritime history. He also announced plans to use the old Pixkerija as a museum for such exhibits.

Image from: DIO / Clifton Fenech