Hercules Linton, 1836-1900 Designer of the Cutty Sark

By Ann Linton , published February 1978


A memoir written by Hercules Linton’s daughter in 1976 when she was 97. The beautifully written original is held by the Cutty Sark Society. Moving on from Hercules’ antecedent history Miss Linton explains how he came to build the Cutty Sark at a time when most small yards were building or adapting vessels for steam. A brief history of the Cutty Sark interlaced with family reminiscences, including accounts of shipwrecks, follows giving the reader a glimpse of Hercules Linton, the man, not just the name.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Shipwrecks | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography | Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design