Schooner Man "is a site for you if you love the sight of the schooner on the sea. The feel of your feet on the deck of the schooner as it rides over the ocean waves. The power of the wind as it fills the sails and move a mighty schooner on it way. If you enjoy the challenge of facing the elements from the clear star filled nights to the wind blowing at gale force... you're a schooner man. We have information on tall ships from the Seven Seas and the sweet seas too. If you are looking for information on a schooner, brig, brigantine, bark and fully rigged tall ship start your search here. So visit with us these tall ships of yesterday and meet the seafarers that sailed them..
With Mermaids: The Unpredictable L...
by John Kretschmer
American Fishing Schooners: 1825-1935
by Howard, I. Chapelle
into the Abyss: A True Story of Ext...
by William Benedetto
Global Schooner: Origins, Development, ...
by Karl Heinz Marquardt
Book of Knots
by Clifford Ashley
McManus & the American Fishing Schooner..
by W M Dunne
Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and...
by Brion Toss
Piloting & Seamanship 65th Edit...
by Elbert S. Maloney
Surprise: A Boy, a Schooner and th...
by Carol Newman Cronin
Culler on Wooden Boats: The Master Cra...
by John Burke
Cruising Routes: Companion to World C...
by Jimmy Cornell
by Hervey Garrett Smith
|The Elements of Boat Strength: For Builders... by Dave Gerr||How
to Read a Nautical Chart : A Complete G...
by Nigel Calder
McManus & the American Fishing Schooner...
by W M Dunne
Modeling from Scratch: Tips and Techni...
by Edwin Leaf
by Dr. John Cocker
Guide to Wooden Boats: Schooners, Ketch...
by Maynard Bray
by Quentin Snediker
Mr. Eugene S. Ferg..
Sailing vessel with three or more masts: fore and aft rigged on
aftermast, square rigged on all others.
Barkentine-3 Masted with Sq rigged on fore mast only
Brig- is a two-masted vessel with both masts square rigged. On the sternmost mast, the main mast, there is also a gaff sail
Brigantine- is a two-masted vessel fore mast being square rigged
Cutter- A sailboat with one mast and rigged a mainsail and two headsails. Also see sloop
Greek Galley Early sailing vessel 500bc
Ketch-Two-masted boats, the after mast shorter, but with a ketch the after mast is forward of the rudder post
Knockabout: - a type of schooner without a bowsprit.
Schooner: - sailing ships with at least 2 masts (foremast and mainmast) with the mainmast being the taller. Word derives from the term "schoon/scoon" meaning to move smoothly and quickly. ( a 3-masted vessel is called a "tern")
Topsail Schooner A schooner with a square rigged sail on forward mast
Windjammer - a non- nautical term describing square rigged sailing ships and large sailing merchantman, especially in the last day of commerical sailing. The orginal term windjamer was intented as insult from the crews of steamships. The return insult from the sailors was stinkpotter
After the Sea-Ship
Walt Whitman (1819¨C1892).
|AFTER the Sea-Ship¡ªafter the whistling winds;||
|After the white-gray sails, taut to their spars and ropes,|
|Below, a myriad, myriad waves, hastening, lifting up their necks,|
|Tending in ceaseless flow toward the track of the ship:|
|Waves of the ocean, bubbling and gurgling, blithely prying,|
|Waves, undulating waves¡ªliquid, uneven, emulous waves,|
|Toward that whirling current, laughing and buoyant, with curves,|
|Where the great Vessel, sailing and tacking, displaced the surface;|
|Larger and smaller waves, in the spread of the ocean, yearnfully flowing;|
|The wake of the Sea-Ship, after she passes¡ªflashing and frolicsome, under the sun,|
|A motley procession, with many a fleck of foam, and many fragments,|
|Following the stately and rapid Ship¡ªin the wake following..|
Navigation Nautical Navy Rigging Ocean
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