The boatyard is situated in the historic center, was the old airport site or covered shelter where they were repaired and the boats were passing along the Brenta, drawn against the banks with the help of horses. It consists of a hut with roof trusses, all supported by ten pillars of brick.
ACTIVITIES In the vicinity there must have been related craft activities. Indicative of a few meters from Squero 'Calle dei Calafati'(The shipwright was the worker assigned to the caulking of ships that make the shell or waterproof the bridge deck of a ship, filling cloth tarred the commissures between the plates of the hulls of wood caulking or sheets of metal hulls).
TYPICALITY OF BOATYARD
The boatyard is a typical site for rowing boats of Venice. The etymology of the name is probably due to the dialect word square,the team, essential working tool for the carpenters.
Origin of boatyard
Originally, the boatyard referred generically to the shipyard for the construction, maintenance and the storage of boats of all sizes, both rowing and sailing, ranging from small to large sandołeti galleys of war. With the centralization of shipbuilding in the Arsenal for larger vessels, both military and commercial, the scope of the boatyards he specialized on smaller vessels, private use.
Characteristics of the boatyard
The boatyard has a slope towards the river channel or to the development and launching of the boats dry. Behind the plan, fenced on two sides, there is a wooden structure covered and open to the launch plan, known as tense. The breeze is at the same time the work area itself, protected from the weather, and storage gear. Typically, the houses adjacent or, where present, the upper floor of the boatyard also serve as the home owner or builder.
DISTRIBUTION OF SQUERO
At the time of the Venetian Republic squeri had spread throughout the city, as evidenced by the still town with many place names Calle del Squero found almost everywhere. But there was a particular concentration in Castello, the area where now stands the Riva dei Sette Martiri, in Dorsoduro and Giudecca, on the side facing the south side of the lagoon.
The activities of the boatyard decrease Over time, both for the drastic reduction in the use of rowing boats, limited use today, tourism or sport and for the advent of new construction materials such as plywood and fiberglass, are the activities of squeri greatly reduced, causing a drastic reduction of the number.