Thursday, October 30, 2008

Clipper Ship Cards

Clipper ship trade cards are cards that were issued by dispatch lines to advertise specific voyages of clipper ships from one port (usually New York or Boston) to another (usually San Francisco). They were distributed primarily during the late 1850s and early 1860s.
During the pre-Gold Rush era, clipper ship sailings were advertised primarily by brief, unadorned announcements in newspapers. Once gold fever struck, posters and broadsides were the printed media most often used. For the rest of the story Click Here.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sailing on Penobscot Bay, Part 3

Schooner Victory Chimes being pushed.
Ketch Angelique underway.

Angelique's Capt. Mike McHenry watches an approaching storm.

Maine windjammer fleet anchored at WoodenBoat.

Schooner Heritage sail away.

A Downeast Lobster bake.

Three masted schooner Victory Chimes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Grace Quan: A San Francisco Bay Shrimp Junk.
The Grace Quan is a 43-foot replica of a San Francisco Bay Chinese shrimp fishing junk.
Between 1860 and 1910, these were the workhorses of the Bay Area's Chinese–owned dried shrimp industry. The San Francisco Bay Shrimp Junks closely resembled vessels from the fishermen's home waters in Guangdong Province, China.
The Grace Quan and a historic image of a shrimp junk taken in the 1880s. Both photos show the San Francisco waterfront in the background.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Windjammer News October 2008

Maine Windjammer Association October 2008 Newsletter

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Zanzibar Dhow

A dhow is a traditional Arab sailing vessel with one or more lateen sails. They are primarily used along the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, India, and East Africa. Larger dhows have crews of approximately thirty, while smaller dhows typically have crews of around twelve.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sailing on Penobscot Bay, Part 2

Getting underway

Hoist the Boats

Raise the Sails

Maine Windjammer Ketch ANGELIQUE

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Collector Prints October Special

Collector Fine Art Prints: October Special
" USS CONSTITUTION " 11x16 archival pigment ink print on
media, matted 16x20 (includes shipping and handling) $ 45.00
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Thursday, October 2, 2008