The very first 'iron-clad' warship ever built was launched from the
Thames IronworksWarrior began active service most inauspiciously. She
froze to the slipway when she was launched
of a 1903 grand banks fishing schooner. Hand made around 1986, it is
constructed of spruce, mahogany, and fir. At sixty feet in overall
length, and a main mast height of 48 feet,and a 15' top mast
"Pilot Boat No.5" of the Elbe A Schooner Born in 1883 Sailing
Into the Millenium
||SV Wanderbird was
built as a classic North Sea fishing trawler by the H. de Hass shipyard
in Maassluis, Holland. She was launched as beam trawler for the Jaczon's,
a Dutch fishing family, in 1963 and fished until 1990
|Walross III Berlin
Swedish 64-gun warship built in Stockholm launched in 1627. The
dimensions of the ship were 47,70x11,20x4,75 m. the most powerful ship
of her time. Capsized on her maiden voyage (history by _Bruzelius)
Southhampton, England in 1885 for R.W. Leyland & Company of
Liverpool, one of the last large sailing ships built of wrought iron.
Today, she is the largest afloat. Wavertree was first employed to
carry jute, used in making rope and burlap bags, between eastern India
(now Bangladesh) and Scotland.
is one of only three surviving three-masted schooners in the U.S. She
was built for service in the booming Pacific Coast lumber trade. She
called at tiny lumber ports up and down the coast, often loading cargo
"under the wire" from coastal cliffs. She entered the fishing
trade in 1914, working the fisheries off the Alaska coast and in the
Sloop be reconstructed by MHA
of the United States Revenue Cutters using Howard Chapelle's historical
drawings as reference. These were schooners built by George Washington
and Alexander Hamilton in 1795 for the purpose of collecting customs
of the movie Captains Courageous,
(released in 1937) was a real ship, owned and captained by one Captain
Edward Byard of Sargentville/Sedgwick. Jake
says it was built in Essex, Massachusetts
masted clipper built in 1910 as a sailing freight ship. In 1971 she was
converted to a charter ship. Netherlands
||Schooner built in
Key West in 1939 as a cable-ship for Western Union Telegraph Co. . She
was bought by World/Life Explorations in 1974, and went to Camden, In
1984, was aquire by Vision Quest and became the NEW WAY is back in Key
West and has her old name back.
distinguished place in the history of American sail training and
education. A 125 foot steel staysail schooner, Westward was designed by
ex Hamburg II schooner commissioned by Alexander S Cochrane
designed and built in 1910 by Nathaniel Greene Herreshof in his yard in
Bristol, Rhode Island.
||constructed at the
Treworgy Yacht Co. of Palm Coast, Florida in 1992 using a hull design
similar to "turn of the century" East Coast fishing schooners
which were known for the speed and seaworthiness necessary for being
first in port to sell their "catch of the day".
||THE SEED is in the
process of restoring the schooner westy.
masted clipper charter Netherlands
||The Wendameen is
the first schooner designed by the legendary John Alden.Built in 1912,
she now charters on the waters of Penobscot Bay.
ship built and named as Blue Jacket, by W. & R. Wright at St.
John, New Brunswick in 1854
| Willie Loutit
of Schooner Willie Loutit aground off Grand
Haven Michigan 1902
Masted Gaff Rigged Schooner sailing out of Chicago
Convertible Four Masted Gaff Rigged Barquentine/Schooner sailing out of
topsail schooner built in 1982-1983 in Panama City, Florida by Master
Builder Willis Ray and Finbar Gittelman, Rear Admiral and 2nd Sea Lord
of the Conch Republic. Designed by Merit Walter, the WOLF is a Norfolk
Rover class steel hull schooner.
schooners are kept in Annapolis year round. We sail from mid-April
through the begining of November Designed and constructed by Scarano
Boat Building Dn Albany, New York
Gaff rigged Ketch 'Wutuku'. She was built in 1986 in Lemon Tree Passage,
NSW, Australia. She is 17.4 metres long with a beam of 5.7 metres and
draws 1.68 metres
she was built in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1982, the celebrated
Schooner "Yankee" has sailed from many ports, from East Port,
Maine to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
under construction in Washington state. All aluminum construction, twin
bilge keels, twin rudders, twin engines, 3 masted high aspect ratio
sails. Beautiful and fast. Designed by Mike Kasten.
ZEETO Built 1954, by a building architect in Sarasota, Florida,
a design by Howard Chappelle for an 1850's fishing schooner.
means "long live the king" in Greek. It sailed the
Caribbean as a
private vessel for many years, making its way to Boston, where it was
advertised as "the three-masted vessel in Boston Harbor without
cannons," and was chartered. In the late 1990's, it came to Lake
Superior where it was chartered until 2002. Its present owner,
Hansen of Minneapolis, MN, renovated the vessel to exceptional
condition and sails it around Lake Superior.