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The Bark Europa crossing the Drake Passage source

Tall Ship


Schooner Bluenose

Arctic Sailing Ship

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Endurance, 1914 Ernest Shackleton's legendary ship

Endurance, 1914 Ernest Shackleton’s legendary ship  source

Endurance, 1914 Ernest Shackleton's legendary ship (14)

The Endurance, 1914 Ernest Shackleton’s  Model Ship 

USS Constitution Old Ironsides

USS Constitution Old Ironsides


USS Constitution Tall Ship Model Deck Details  

American Famous Ship USS Constitution


USS Constitution Tall Ship Model 


Topsail Schooner Lynx

Peter Kemp, Baltimore’s best known 19th-century shipbuilder, worked in the Fells Point area. He built the square topsail schooner Lynx in 1812 for just under $10,000. It measured 97 feet long and 25 tons, a bit larger than the swift pilot boats after which it was modeled. Pilot boats had to be fast, for the first one that reached a vessel offshore won the job to lead it through local waters into the port facilities.
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The Lynx was a letter of marque—a merchant vessel authorized to take prizes—rather than a privateer designed and built only to raid enemy shipping. Letters of marque were armed merchant vessels which were granted the authority to chase enemy merchantmen during the normal course of business, if an opportunity arose. Unlike privateers, letter of marque vessels paid their crews a regular wage, and their income did not depend on income from enemy ships. As a result, the Lynx carried only six guns and a 40-man crew instead of the many guns and big crews of privateers.
Lynx served less than a year before it was captured by a British fleet of 17 vessels while trying to run a blockade off the Rappahannock River, Virginia. Renamed the Mosquidobit, it served in the British naval squadron blockading Chesapeake Bay. At the end of the War of 1812, it served against France. In recognition of its superior sailing characteristics, its hull shape was recorded by the Royal Navy. In 1820, it resumed service as a private merchant vessel. source


Squared Topsail Schooner Model “Lynx” 


1870 Tall Ship Constellation Sloop of War


USS Constellation Wooden Tall Ship Model

Constellation fought and captured the frigate L’Insurgente of 36 guns, the fastest ship in the French Navy — the first major victory by an American-designed and built warship. In February 1800 Constellation fought a night encounter with the frigate La Vengeance of 54 guns. Constellation was victorious after a five-hour battle. The French commander just managed to save his ship from capture and -upon returning to port- was so humiliated he later boasted that the American ship he had fought was a much larger and more powerful ship of the line. Since the encounter, the Constellations incredible speed and power inspired the French to nickname her the “Yankee Racehorse”.


CSS Alabama Painting by Tom Harper


CSS Alabama Wooden Hand Built Model Ship 

The Endeavour. Publicity images supplied from Bill Richards & scanned for PR purposes. *** Local Caption *** Scan - from 35mm transparency

HMS Endeavour Under Sails image source

In 1768 Lieutenant James Cook, Royal Navy, set sail on HMS Endeavour on a voyage of exploration and scientific investigation and through his journeys. Cook was considered to be one of the greatest explorers. In 1770 Cook reached New Zealand where he circumnavigated and completely charted the north and south islands before continuing west. In April, he sighted the east coast of Australia and sailed north along the coast before anchoring in what he named Botany Bay. He then continued north to Cape York and on to Jakarta and Indonesia. During the four months voyage along the coast Cook charted the coastline from Victoria to Queensland and proclaimed the eastern part of the continent for Great Britain. Cook was the first person to accurately chart a substantial part of the coastline of Australia and to fix the continent in relation to known waters.

When Endeavour left England on 26 August 1768, 94 people were aboard, including her captain, Lieutenant James Cook, visit to see all of the marina services they offer.

As a young man, Cook learned his seamanship in Whitby colliers on the English coast. In 1755, he joined the Royal Navy as an able seaman, aged 27. His experiences quickly earned him promotion. As a Master on the 64-gun ship of the line HMS Pembroke, Cook went to war against France in Admiral Boscawen’s squadron. He was at the capture of Louisbourg and the siege of Quebec. Cook remained in North America charting and surveying. On his return to England, he was promoted to Lieutenant in 1768 and given command of HMB Endeavour.

Life on board Endeavour was rough and sometimes dangerous, with little or no privacy. However, compared to his counterpart on land, a seaman ate a hot meal every day with meat four times a week, a pound of bread and a gallon of beer a day. This was supplemented with dried fish, pease pudding, oatmeal, butter or oil, cheese, fresh fish and vegetables when possible. Although some on board Endeavour contracted scurvy, no-one died of the disease, which often killed a third of a ship’s crew during a long sea voyage.


Sailing Schooner “Bluenose” Under Sails image source 

The schooner “Bluenose” has a very special place in the history of navigation and yachting. Built to fish off the Newfoundland coast.

The original Bluenose was launched as a Grand Banks fishing and racing schooner on 26 March 1921 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was designed by William Roué and built by the Smith and Rhuland Shipyard. Bluenose Captain Angus Walters and the builders who crafted the sleek vessel had something to prove.


Famous Canadian Schooner Model Ship  “Bluenose”


Three-mast schooner Atlantic that held transatlantic record for almost a century 

Commissioned by New York Yacht Club member Wilson Marshall, Atlantic was launched in 1903.
She was designed by William Gardner, one of America’s foremost designers of large yachts.

From the moment Atlantic went to sea, it was clear that she was an exceptionally fast and beautiful schooner. When a yacht in 1903 hits twenty knots during her sea trials, she is a promising yacht, but even then nobody could imagine two years later this yacht would set a record that would stand unmatched for almost a century


Schooner Atlantic Model Deck Details  For Sale 


Schooner Atlantic Scaled Model Ship 


HMS Surprise Under Sails source 

The Ship — Oliver Hazard Perry source 

H.M.S. Surprise has become famous as the 18th-century tall ship portrayed in the movie “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” starring Russell Crowe. The ship used in the Academy Award-winning film is actually a modern tall ship – a magnificent replica of a 24-gun Royal Navy frigate. The Surprise was painstakingly re-created to look like a vessel from the Revolutionary War Era. The replica ship was christened H.M.S. Rose when launched in 1970 in Nova Scotia, and for more than 30 years it served as a sail-training vessel, primarily along the East Coast. In the movie, a fictional British frigate named the Surprise and a much larger French warship, the Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. The movie, directed by Peter Weir, was based on a book by author Patrick OBrian. After the movie, the ship’s name was officially changed from the Rose to the Surprise. Today, H.M.S. Surprise resides dockside at the San Diego Maritime Museum and is still seaworthy.


HMS Surprise Hand Crafted Wooden Decorative Model Ship

Tall Ship Crew source

Tall Ship Atlantis was launched in Hamburg in 1905 and in the early ‘80s was converted into an elegant three-masted barquentine. She henceforth sailed with guests in Western Europe and the Caribbean.

Under Sails

San Juan, PR (Feb. 21)--Coast Guard Cutter Eagle under full sail off the coast of Puerto Rico. BROWN, TELFAIR H. PA1

Tall Ship Eagle

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US Coast Guard Eagle Ship Model

Frigate Denmark in New York source 


At Sea, Sailing Tall Ship


Wooden Ship Model Hand Built Replica GJOA

Gjøa  was the first Norwegian vessel to transit the Northwest Passage at the beginning of 19th century With a crew of six, Roald Amundsen traversed the passage in a three-year journey

The 2010 Sailing yacht Atlantic is magnificent replica of the 1903 William Gardner designed three-masted sailing schooner Atlantic, owned by Ed Kastelein. The 1903 sailing schooner was a long time World record holder for the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean under sail in 1905 winning the KaiserÕs Cup from New York to The Lizard. The record held firm for almost a century, when it was broken in 1998. It is the longest standing speed record in the Yachting History. The Owner, Ed Kastelein is the man responsible for the recreation of this wonderful new schooner Atlantic, and is also behind such projects as the sailing yacht Thendara, sailing yacht Aile Blanche, sailing yacht Borkumriff, sailing yacht Zaca a te Moana and most recently the Herreshoff racing schooner Eleonora E. The Dutch Van der Graaf yard first launched the Sailing Yacht Atlantic in 2008. Following her launch, she underwent an extensive programme of fitting out. 2009 saw the assembly of her three masts, with a height of 45 metres, supporting 1700m? of sails. Her raven black high gloss hull reflects the ripples of the water and one glance at the three towering masts, instantly give the sense of power that this mighty yacht Atlantic has. Sailing schooner Atlantic is the largest classic sailing schooner ever created, measuring 185 feet (56 metres) over deck and with the bowsprit to boom length of 227 feet (69 metres). Her graceful sheerline and long overhangs accentuate her grace while her waterline length of 42 meters and narrow beam are a promise for unmatched speed under sail. On June 23rd 2010, sailing schooner Atlantic sailed out to sea, three years after her keel was laid. The Owner, Ed Kastelein, saw his long term dream come true, as he witnesses his family, guest and crew step on board of Atlantic yacht. Her maiden voyage was a two month leisurely cruise from Rotterdam to Cannes and she exceeded all expectations, sailing fast at every point of sail with amazing ease and comfort Yacht Charter Accommodation The Three-masted topsail gaff schooner ATLANTIC is able to accommodate up to 12 guests in 3 double and 3 twin en-suite staterooms including a large ownerÕs cabin with large double bed ensuite bathroom featuring a bathtub. Sailing yacht ATLANTIC has a crew of 12. Yacht Charter Specifications Type/Year: Van Der Graaf BV/2010 Refit: Beam: 8.85m (29' ) L.O.A.: 56.39m (185' ) Crew: 12 Charter Guest: 12 Max Speed: 0 knots Cabins: 6 Engines: Cruise Speed: 11 knots

Sailing Schooner Atlantic photo credit  JUERG KAUFMANN


Schooner Atlantic Photo credit to Kees Stuip


Tall Ship Parade

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Tall Ship Nadezhda

Training Vessel Tall Ship “Nadezhda”

Tall Ship Kruzenshtern Training  Vessel

Ship’s Maritime Signals Flags Photo by kees straver

Tall Ships

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