Author Results for Mark Howard

Note: Richard Mount, London Shipowner

By Mark Howard

There were complications for the owner of shares, like Mount who owned shares in a series of large  commercial sailing vessels. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

Coopers and Casks in the Whaling Trade 1800-1850

By Mark Howard

Most whale oil casks were fairly large which meant the staves were bigger, more numerous and the cask correspondingly more difficult to assemble. ‘A cooper at large work is an old man… at forty… his physical energies then are nearly all exhausted’, said one experienced cooper in 1850. The years they spent stooping over their […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Shipwrecks | Arctic | Other (location)
Subjects include: Archaeology | Harbours & Dockyards | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Whaling & Fishing

Note: Professor Neumayer’s Average Track Chart to Australia

By Mark Howard

Profesor Neumayer studied the logs of hundreds of ships to find the best route for speed and safety between Europe and Australia. He researched the water temperature and wind speed and direction on routes between Australia, Europe and other destinations and was appointed hydrographer to the German Imperial Navy. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Science & Exploration