Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sailing Ship


Today's picture was taken in 1902, and shows a magnificent sailing ship. I wish I had more info on the ship, but unfortunately I don't.

18 comments:

  1. Ahh, the sights from an era gone by ... Excellent theme for the week!

    Some amazing sailing can still be seen to this day, in the "tall ships" competition:

    http://www.tabblo.com/studio/stories/view/1751424/

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  2. WOW! Do you think they could have put any more sails up?
    It's amazing what they did and tried back in the hay-day of the TALL SHIPS

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  3. Are those outermost sails called "studding sails"? Does anyone know how they're rigged? Extended boom, maybe?
    Great photo.

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  4. All sails up but notice how calm the water is.

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  5. Yes, very little wind so they have to raise every bit of sail they can. It becomes very dangerous if the wind suddenly picks up with no warning.

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  6. Oh--Beautiful! Although the ship itself bears no resemblance, with those wide sails unfurled, it almost reminds me of one of the beautiful Chinese junks you can see (if you're lucky) in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.

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  7. Where did you find that pic? Maybe it would be interesting to see if anyone else could find out more about it. Sort of a mid week mystery ship...

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  8. Nate - you are astounding!

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  9. Looks like they are 13 sheets to the wind.

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  10. Hi,

    I can only check every few days or so, but I am enjoying the Tall Ships that are featured this week.

    I am greatly relieved that there is no picture embargo this week!

    Balisada

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  11. Bogus, Nate and PJM is one person with two identities who is just having fun with everyone.

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  12. Is not possible. You can not identify old sailing ships by sight. One person for sure.

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  13. that is one beautiful ship,

    Thanks,
    M

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  14. I've never seen photo of a ship under full sail like this. I wonder who the photographer was and what's the story behind the photo.

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  15. That is an amazing beautiful ship, thank you Mr PJM.

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  16. It is called "wing on wing" I spent a mere week on a sailing ship in Puget Sound 22 years ago called the Adventuress.

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