Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sailing Ship



Today's picture shows a grand four mast sailing ship. The picture was taken in 1905. I wonder if this was a museum piece at that point, or if sailing ships were still in use?

4 comments:

  1. Very majestic! I can only imagine the manpower it took to maintain such a vessel.
    -Anne K.

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  2. Indeed they were in use still tens of years. Here is a link to Wikipedia about the Finnish famous school ship "Suomen Joutsen" - "The Finnish Swan". Also other Finnish big three and four masted ships were sailing
    on last century.

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  3. This ship could have been close to new, as they were still building 4 mast barques at that time.
    They were used as late as 1958 to carry grain from Australia to Europe.
    There is a great book called: "The Last Trip Around the Horn", by William Stark about a trip made in 1949.

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  4. The six masted schooner Wyoming wasn't launched until 1909.

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