Author Results for J.F. Coates

Swansea Bay Pilot Boats

By J.F. Coates

These pilot boats had a distinctive rig; they were two-masted schooners with a rake to the mainmast. The sails were laced to the masts. In design, they derived from the shallop, and were well suited to the vagaries of the Mumble Roads. The jib came into use between 1840 and 1860. Details of the structure […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design