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Tall Ships : The Fleet for the 21st CenturyThis new and revised edition of Tall Ships includes photographs and descriptions of more than 175 vessels, including the major class "A" ships along with many class "B" and "C" vessels from around the world. Organized alphabetically for easy reference, Tall Ships offers a major photograph of each vessel, supplemented by many photographs of details ranging from figure heads and binnacles to flags and rigging. The text of Tall Ships describes each ship featured, its history and notable events under sail, along with its technical specifications. This unique guide is an ideal book for everyone interested in tall ships and their enduring history and traditions.

In 1938, Eric Newby signed on as an apprentice on the Finnish four-masted barque Moshulu for a 'round-the-world' voyage transiting between Europe and Australia. It was the toughest imaginable introduction to the sailor's life. Few of the crew spoke English, and he was ordered atop the rigging -- 200 feet above deck -- before he could get out of his best jacket and shoes. More extraordinary still, between his shifts he managed to photograph day-to-day life aboard the antique vessel, and on others like her in various ports of call. Though he did not realize it then, these pictures soon became historic, for with a world war brewing, there would never again be a cavalcade of square riggers such as made the circuit that year. Remarkably, the Moshulu is still afloat and is now a restaurant ship, moored in Philadelphia.

 

Tall Ships Down : The Last Voyages of the Pamir, Albatross, Marques, Pride of Baltimore, and Maria Asumpta  For all its soul-stirring romance, the tall-ship renaissance has a tragic side, and professional mariner and maritime scholar Dan Parrott explores it in this groundbreaking reconstruction of five controversial sea disasters of the past half century. Working from official documents, survivor and expert interviews, and his own considerable tall-ship experience, Parrott re-creates the losses of five sail-training vessels: the 316-foot Pamir (1957), 117-foot Albatross (1961), 117-foot Marques (1984), 137-foot Pride of Baltimore (1986), and 125-foot Maria Asumpta (1995), which together claimed 112 lives. In Tall Ships Down, he reveals that, contrary to official findings, ignorance of and disregard for age-old practices of seamanship were at least as responsible for the tragedies as "acts of God."  The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor : Or a Key to the Leading of Rigging and to Practical Seamanship The American-Built Clipper Ship, 1850-1856: Characteristics, Construction, and Details Donald McKay and His Famous Sailing Ships
Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea Tall Ships Down : The Last Voyages of the Pamir, Albatross, Marques, Pride of Baltimore, and Maria Asumpta  For all its soul-stirring romance, the tall-ship renaissance has a tragic side, and professional mariner and maritime scholar Dan Parrott explores it in this groundbreaking reconstruction of five controversial sea disasters of the past half century. Working from official documents, survivor and expert interviews, and his own considerable tall-ship experience, Parrott re-creates the losses of five sail-training vessels: the 316-foot Pamir (1957), 117-foot Albatross (1961), 117-foot Marques (1984), 137-foot Pride of Baltimore (1986), and 125-foot Maria Asumpta (1995), which together claimed 112 lives. In Tall Ships Down, he reveals that, contrary to official findings, ignorance of and disregard for age-old practices of seamanship were at least as responsible for the tragedies as "acts of God."
Rigging Period Ship Models: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Intricacies of the Square-Rig The Schooner : Its Design and Development from 1600 to the Present The Rigging of Ships in the Days of the Spritsail Topmast 1600-1720
C.S. Forester   Rigging Period Ship Models: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Intricacies of the Square-Rig
 

 

 

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