We are grateful to all, especially below stated names for their contribution to the Project of ‘ Izmir Caiques From Cordelio to Paseport’ of 360º Research Group.

Brasserie Lamia
Bülent Gülcen
Paradoks Yapım
Tahsin İşbilen
International Paint Paz. Ltd. Şti.
Mehmet Ali Yelkenbiçerİzmir Büyükşehir Belediye Başkanı
Aziz Kocaoğlu
Nedim Atilla
İzmir İçin Düşünceden Eyleme Grubu
Reşat Kutucular
Konak Belediye Başkanı
Muzaffer Tunçağ
İzmir Gemi
Mühendisleri Odası
Ahmet Piriştina Kent Arşivi Müzesi
Müdür Dr. Fikret Yılmaz
Dokuz Eylul University, School of Maritime Business and
Management,
Prof. Dr. A. Güldem Cerit
Dokuz Eylul University, School of Maritime
Business and Management and Dokuz Eylul Sailing Club

Like many other traditions disappearing along with the technological developments, there are many types of boats in marine tradition that have been lost and are still disappearing. Traditional caiques of Izmir which were once the indispensable parts of Izmir Pasaport Dock, are an only an example.

360º Research Group is going to re-animate old caiques of Izmir living in the old photos by re-constructing them. The basic aim of the project is to provide opportunities and activities to contribute to the education of students from marine schools and to attract the attentions of public to the disappearing marine traditions.

WHY CAIQUES OF IZMIR ?

• For it gives the opportunity of to introduce the largest city of the Aegean, which has been the home of the mariners throughout the history.

• For it is a supplementary project of the studies of the marine history carried out by 360° Research Group in terms of research and animation activities.
• For it is our belief that any traditional boat disappearing is a big loss from marine history.

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

To re-build replicas of caiques of Izmir and to introduce them to new generations which have strong/ deep effects in the history of Izmir.
The documentary film of ‘Caiques of Izmir’ intends to tell the story of mariners and a sea town, Izmir in context of past by ancient caiques, of present by the re-construction of these caiques today and of all times by the universal theme of the project.
To create projects to preserve the tradition of disappearing Izmir boats.
Voyages are to be organized with the participation of students from civil captain schools between Dikili-Midilli.

• The marine activities of the sail clubs in Izmir which are to be organized in Izmir and around the Peninsula.
•To organize sail and oar races by Izmir boats with the participation of the sail competitors coming from all around the world to the 23 rd OF UNIVERSIADE 2005, which the city Izmir will be hosting for the first time.
•To organize journeys to neighbor countries by the courses to be prepared by student groups of the captain training schools located especially in Izmir.

•To exhibit one of the replicas of the caiques (as the Sultan’s Boats which are being exhibited in Istanbul Marine Museum) to be constructed in the Marine Museum, which is planned to be opened.
•The activities to be organized during Cabotage Festival
• International Marmaris Marine Festival (26 April 2005)
•To participate in ‘Boat Show 2005′ which is held in Istanbul annually as an exhibitor in February

THE DOCUMENTARY FILM PROJECT OF ‘CAIQUES OF IZMIR ‘

The documentary film of ‘Caiques of Izmir’ intends to tell the story of mariners and a sea town, Izmir in context of past by ancient caiques, of present by the re-construction of these caiques today and of all times by the universal theme of the project.

The objective of this documentary is to contribute to the efforts of re-gaining a lost part of the identity of Izmir . Re-construction of these caiques is one of the most steps of this effort. It is aimed to introduce the characteristics of the caiques, their role in the past city life and the meaning they emphasize today, to public by the re-constructing process.