Some more tall ships!
Drew this last November late Turkey Day after that extra bottle of Cabernet>
Great Britain SV Mayflower (1620)
A typical Carack of the period. Oops, there's no surviving drawings of the actual vessel. Just best guesses (and more than a few bad guesses).
United States SV Lumber Schooner CA Thayer (1895)
.** A typical West Coast Lumber schooner. This one still exists at San Francisco Maritime Museum. Back in the 80's I used to go down and work on her.
**May have uploaded this one already.
United States SV Extreme Clipper Sea Witch (1848)
Sea Witch is an important vessel. Her hull design was one of the most influential ever and sparked the real race for fast cargo carriers. Sea Witch was the first vessel to break the hundred day mark between New York to San Francisco at 97 days. Also, Sea Witch held the longest standing fast passage record between Hong Kong to New York...Last record lasted from 1849-2003! It took a multi-hulled boat to break it.
USA, SV Extreme Clipper Sovereign of the Seas (1853)
The first ship to go more than 400 miles in 24 hours. Holder of the record for the fastest sailing ship ever at 22 knots/41km/h, 25mph. We're not going to count modern racing yachts here as they are not freight hauling, revenue generating ships.
More to come when I get the chance.