Author Results for Vernon C. Boyle

Westcountry Shipyard Practice in the Days of Wooden Ships

By Vernon C. Boyle

Grahame Farr has put together the notes left by Vernon Boyle at the time of his death to provide first hand descriptions of techniques used during the 19th century. The illustrations are by Vernon Boyle, completed by A.E. Field. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

The Bideford Polackers

By Vernon C. Boyle

Prompted by an earlier MM article, Boyle challenged himself to discover as much as possible about these Bideford and Appledore vessels. He was fortunate in being able to talk to ex-seafarers who still remembered these unique boats and furnished him with much first-hand information. Pictorial evidence suggested this hermaphrodite-polacca rig existed in the 1750s and […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design