Author Results for Clinton R. Edwards

Design and Construction of Fifteenth Century Iberian Ships: a Review

By Clinton R. Edwards

The fact that there are no designs, rigs or construction methods for ships like those of Columbus’s first voyage does not prevent our knowing in general what they would have been like and arguing about that generality. The differences between the typical nao and the caravel are explored. The building of replicas raised more questions, […] Read More

Filed under: Late Middle Ages | High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Commercial Sail and Small Fishing Craft of Western South America

By Clinton R. Edwards

Along the coast of Western South America large scale replacement of native watercraft by European and North American types has been accomplished only in the last century. However four of the eight types of craft observed by the first Europeans to make contact with this coast are still in use today. This fascinating variety of […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft