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Eminent Marine Artists Part I The two van de Veldes

By Harry Parker

Pictorial representation of nautical life has long fascinated those interested in the sea. The artistic family of van der Veldes is best known for William, born 1610 in Leyden, and his son of the same name. Having made his name by representing naval scenes for the Dutch States, William and his son were invited to […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Note: To Sew

By S Goodwin

The verb “to sew”, when referring to a ship, meant β€˜to go dry’ but appeared to be obsolete by 1911. Goodwin relates his conversations at that time with a number of seafarers in Kent, with the older ones remembering the phrase but younger men having no recollection of its use. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship

Note: The Origin of the Schooner Rig

By L G Carr Laughton

Tradition has it that the schooner came into existence in 1713, with the launch of such a vessel by Andrew Robinson of Gloucester, Massachusetts. However, Carr Laughton argues that vessels with similar rig were known before that date, with paintings by the Van de Veldes supporting his claim. In his view the 1713 date relates […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | North Sea | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: The Howland Great Wet Dock

By H S Vaughan

Vaughan provides written evidence that the dock name must have been changed from the above to Greenland dock some time before 1763. Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards

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