Brigantines

By R. Morton Nance, published January 1921

Abstract

In this short article Morton Nance takes issue with Dr. Dingley (Oct 1920) over his use of the term brigantine to describe a totally different vessel and the confusion caused by his ignoring the use of oars in such vessels. In Morton Nance‚Äôs view the common rig for such vessels was the square mainsail and foresail, and as evidence he quotes Blanckley’s description of the brigantine as “not now used, but were built light for rowing or sailing, and had two masts and square sails”.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

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