Bits and Pieces

Historical Information

Baltimore Clipper History
Cutty Sark History
The Dutch Golden Age
HMS Endeavour (James Cook)
USS Constellation History
USS President History

Anchor construction in the Golden Age of Sail
Lifting and building masts in the Age of Sail
Sail making tools and loft in the Age of Sail
Shipbuilding tools from the Age of Sail

Typical mast and yard dimensions of a 19th century ship of 600 tons
Typical mast and yard dimensions of a 19th century bark of 623 tons
Typical mast and yard dimensions of a 19th century ship of 500 tons

CAD illustrations from the terminology database
Ship types, ratings and nomenclature
Ship Motion and Direction

Pirates and Privateers

divider

Coins and Postage Stamps

Coins depicting historic sailing vessels
Postage Stamps depicting vessels and related images from the Age of Sail

divider

Literature and Poetry

“A Fight with a Cannon” - short story by Victor Hugo
“Tacking Ship off Shore” - poem by Walter Mitchell
“Rime of the Ancient Mariner” - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

divider

Terminology from the Age of Sail

Search the “Ship & Shipbuilding” Terminology Database
Search the “Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam” Database

divider

Ship Profile Icons

Ships from the Age of Sail icons

Capstan or Capstern

 

Facebook badge - blogger badge

Concept, content & Design: The Art of Age of Sail