Category Archives: Sailing ships

The manliness of sailors

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‘I’ve just finished writing up a paper on images of Jack Tar between 1760 and 1860. I’ve rather fallen in love with Jack Tar. When my analytical brain was idling, I wondered why his figure appealed to me. After all, he’s often thoughtless, drunk, and womanizing.’

For the rest, see:

All the Nice Girls Love a Sailor

Tall ships on the Thames at Greenwich

My globe-trotting, photograph-taking brother Matt found himself by the Thames yesterday evening – and spotted a number of tall ships moored on the tidal river. They make a magnificent sight, of course. Can anyone name them please?

There’s some information on the Sail Greenwich website.

Photos of shipbuilding in the Victorian era

For some stunning photos of shipbuilding in the Victorian era, see this collection taken from Retronaut.

My thanks to Malcolm Woods for the tipoff!