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Windjammer a non- nautical term describing square rigged sailing ships and large sailing merchantman, especially in the last day of commerical sailing. The orginal term windjamer was intented as insult from the crews of steamships. The return insult from the sailors was stinkpotter.
Dee Carstarphen / Paperback / Published 1989
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Virginia L. Thorndike / Paperback / Published 1996
Fantome, Windjammer Lost at sea
On October 26th After evacuating her passengers , Fantome left Belize City in an attempt to avoid Hurricane Mitch's fury. When last in contact with its owner, Windjammer Barefoot Cruises of Miami Beach, on Oct. 27 they were experiencing 100-knot (110-115 mile per hour) winds and 40-foot waves the four-masted ship was 10 miles south of Guanaja Island off the Honduran coast. A Coast Guard C-130 airplane began searching the waters east of Honduras Thursday night 10/29/98 as soon as the bad weather cleared. The search resumed Friday morning 10/30/98, with the Honduran navy joining the effort Coast Guard suspended its efforts on after six day of searching
The Fantome,(ex Flying Cloud) is among the world's largest four-masted schooners. LOA 282 Feet Beam 45 Feet Sail area 18,525 Sq Feet. Can accommodate 128 passengers, was built in 1927 for the Duke of Westminster Sold to Englishman A.E.. Guiness in 1937, he changed her name to Fantome III. In 1956 she was sold to Aristotle Onassis, the Greek shipping magnate. He planned to make it a wedding gift to Princess Grace of Monaco. But the present was never delivered because Onassis was not invited to the wedding. Instead, the Fantome was towed to Germany and then to Spain, where she deteriorated for 17 more years
The ship joined the Windjammer family in 1969 and underwent a $6 million renovation.
Windjammer Barefoot Cruises Official Web Site - Windjammer Barefoot Cruises is the largest operator of Tall Ships in the world. The 7-ship fleet includes Amazing Grace, Flying Cloud, Legacy Mandalay, Polynesia, and Yankee Clipper, sailing year-round on 6 and 13 day cruises to more than 60 ports-of-call throughout the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, West Indies, Belize and Honduran Bay Islands.
Windjammer: The Maine Windjammer Association - Sailing along the Maine coast is a windjamming cruise vacation. For a yachting adventure on a schooner involving history and education, take a MWA outdoor sailboat trip.
Windjammer - "America's Windjammer" Click for a larger image The magnificent Victory Chimes -- the only original three-masted schooner in the famed Windjammer fleet -- is the last of her generation, a noble reminder of the Age of Sail.