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