Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel

1638 replica tall ship of Delaware needs a crew.
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

1901 Schooner Theoline Disaster

Maine-Built four masted Schooner THEOLINE Smashed in Storm
off Hateras, New York Times 1901 ( Rest of the Story Click Here )

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Schooner Virginia Halting Operations

Schooner Virginia, the 122-foot wooden sailboat built on the waterfront here five years ago, is halting operations because of money problems - at least for now. About 15 people, including the ship's crew and two captains, will be laid off, said Will King, executive director of the Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation, which owns the ship. ( Read More )

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Schooner Roseway

Roseway was built for Harold Hathaway of Taunton, Massachusetts at the John F. James & Son shipyard in Essex. Hathaway's intention was to build a boat which might best the Canadians in the international fisherman's races popular at that time; to that end, Roseway was impeccably maintained and used only occasionally as a fishing boat.
In 1941, Roseway was purchased by the Boston Pilot's Association to serve as a pilot boat for Boston Harbor. Roseway continued to serve as a pilot vessel until the early 1970s, she was then sold and converted into a passenger vessel for the tourist trade. Roseway changed hands several times in the ensuing decades, operating primarily out of Camden, Maine and the US Virgin Islands. In 1997, she was listed as a National Historic Landmark. Roseway in 2002 donated the vessel to the newly founded World Ocean School.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Two New Schooners

Nine sailors from the barque Picton Castle going on a mission in the Grenada rain forrest to cut down, mill and drag out two 30 feet lumbers to be used as keels for two schooners. The keel laying is this Sunday in Lunenburg.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Three-Masted Schooner Rachel

The wreckage of an old sailing ship has surfaced again on the Baldwin County coast, Alabama, and a spokesman for Fort Morgan says it's most likely the three-masted schooner Rachel.
The ship ran aground in the early 1900s, and its most recent reappearance was on the beach six miles east of Fort Morgan after Tropical Storm Ida struck two weeks ago. Mike Bailey, Fort Morgan's events coordinator, says the Rachel was 155 feet long and was one of the largest Biloxi schooners built.
The Mobile Press-Register reports that Bailey says the ship was carrying a load of lumber when it ran into a storm, and ran aground because it was not carrying enough of a crew to handle it. The ship wreckage has reappeared on the beach, usually after storms, for at least 40 years.