Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Jewel of Muscat

The JEWEL OF MUSCAT is a reconstruction of an arab trading ship 1,200 years old, sailed into the port of Galle, Sri Lanka, a staging post on its journey across the Indian Ocean from the Arabian peninsula to Singapore.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Maritime Heritage Photograph: Barque SWALLOW

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Camden Windjammer Fleet

The Maine Windjammer Fleet in Camden Harbor soon
to be refitted for the 2010 sailing season.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Haiti Relief Voyage

Haiti Relief Voyage aboard the schooner LIBERTY

Monday, March 22, 2010

Schooner Race of Old

Schooner Race of old: Library of congress photo.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Milling lumber for the retoration of the Whaler MORGAN
at Mystic Seaport.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Schooner ADVENTURESS readies for the coming sailing season.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Three masted schooner VICTORY CHIMES built 1900 now
part of the passenger trade out of Rockland, Maine

Monday, March 8, 2010

Restoration of the MORGAN

Restoration of the whaler CHARLES W. MORGAN at
Mystic Seaport goes Hi-Tech.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Brig For Sale

Tall ship the brig PRINCE WILLIAM is for sale.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Captain Kip Files

Captain Kip Files of the Downeast three masted schooner

Friday, February 19, 2010

SV Concordia Lost at Sea

The sailing ship SV Concordia, based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, sank off the coast of Brazil, all 64 passengers were rescued from rafts Friday. The tall ship went down off the Brazilian coast near Rio de Janeiro while en route to Uruguay, survivors reported that the ship encountered strong winds before it went down.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010


Dutch clipper ship Stad Amsterdam will be visiting Sydney on its international voyage retracing Charles Darwin’s famous journey in the Beagle. Darwin’s original voyage led to his theory of evolution and the publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


The ship was originally due to re-open in 2009 but Cutty Sark suffered a major fire on 21 May 2007 which resulted in a 14-month delay on the project and significantly increased costs. Thankfully, due to heroic fire-fighting there was amazingly little damage to the ship’s original material and the Conservation Project can continue as planned. With additional significant financial contributions the Cutty Sark Conservation Project is back on course, due to re-open in 2011.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Yacht Schooner AMERICA

Replica of the legendary yacht that won the America's Cup in 1881.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Schooner Dennis Sullivan

The Denis Sullivan was launched in 2000, a 137' three-masted, wooden, gaff rigged schooner homeported in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is a flagship of the state of Wisconsin. The Denis Sullivan design was inspired by the Great Lakes cargo schooners of the 19th century. Like many of those schooners, she carries a raffee, a square-rigged fore topsail which is triangular in shape.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

PhotoCruises aboard HERITAGE

2010 PhotoCruises aboard the Schooner HERITAGE with
Maritime photographer Fred LeBlanc
4 Day cruise June and 5 Day cruise August 23

Monday, January 18, 2010


Why is it HMB not HMS Endeavour?
The B stands for Bark. In the 18th century, ships were classified by their hull shape. A ship with a flat bow and square stern was called a bark. If the ship didn't fit any category and its captain's rank was lieutenant, this ship was also classified a bark. Cook himself mostly referred to the original ship as "His Britannick Majesty's Bark".
Maritime Museum 2010 program for HMB Endeavour replica.
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Thursday, January 14, 2010


Between 1930 and 1939 the America's Cup races in Newport were sailed on enormous J-class boats. Sir Thomas Lipton (Lipton Tea) built Shamrock V in 1930 as one of the first of the J-class boats, the hull is wood and the length is 120 ft. overall, when the wind is just right, the sails move the 146 ton sloop up to 12.5 knots. The flag at the top of the mast is 160 ft. above the water (about the height of a 16-story office building). Shamrock V is the only J to have been in continuous commission, since her last refit in 2000, Shamrock V has sailed across the Pacific, attended the America's Cup in New Zealand and is now in the Mediterranean.
( Library of Congress photo )

Monday, January 11, 2010

Schooner A. J. Meerwald

The A.J.Meerwald is a Delaware Bay oyster schooner, a distinct vessel that evolved to meet the needs of the local oyster fishery. Launched in 1928, the A.J.Meerwald was one of hundreds of schooners built along South Jersey's Delaware Bayshore before the decline of the shipbuilding industry that coincided with the Great Depression. A.J.Meerwald seeks volunteers to work on ship (For the Rest of the Story Click Here).

Friday, January 8, 2010

Schooner Lynx arrives Flordia

The celebrated War of 1812 privateer square top sail schooner has arrived from Hawaii & California in Florida and is scheduled for a five-year mission along the East Coast of the United States and Canada to participate in the Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge Series during the summer of 2010 and then will remain on the East Coast to participate in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner. The 114 ton LYNX is an interpretation of a privateer or naval schooner from the War of 1812. She is fitted with period ordnance and flies pennants and flags from the 1812 era the crew wear period dress and operate the ship in keeping with the maritime traditions of early 19th Century America. New England built she was launched on July 28, 2001 in Rockport, Maine.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Cape Neddick " Nubble " Light

Cape Neddick "Nubble" Lighthouse York, Maine
Tower height 41' Established 1879