Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Workaday Schooners

Workaday Schooners contains a selection of photographs of fishing and coasting vessels taken in the waters around Newport, Rhode Island by a gentleman named Edward Smith. The photos were taken around the turn of the last century.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fore and Afters

A brief history of the Fore-and-Aft rig, with an emphasis on yachting.

Masts of Gloucester

A recollection of several seasons seining on a schooner out of Gloucester.

Model Ships

A detailed manual of the various methods of building, rigging, and tuning free sailing models.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Chasing the Bowhead

High latitude whaling, trapping and trading. Manifest destiny on the ocean.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Book of Old Ships

Quite simply, a book of old ships.

The Five Masted Bark (with Zeppelin)

The Xebec

A Typical Bow

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

American Small Sailing Craft, Howard I. Chapelle

An indispensable resource. Tracks the history of the various types of wooden American small sailing craft, including plans and illustrations of each type, including the Texas Scow Sloop and the Stick-Up Flattie Skiff.

North by East, written and illustrated by Rockwell Kent

New/old boat, adventure, uncouth mate, storms, near disaster, open ocean, Greenland, disaster, sleeping with the natives, return.
Embossed woodcuts.

The Log of The Discovery, Captain Robert F. Scott

Adventure and research in the Antarctic, in two volumes.