Thursday, January 8, 2009

Historic Tall Ship Replicas

 liki tiki
- / 1964 
Polynesien double hull 
Bob Webb expedition to discover how the Polynesians populated the islands of the Pacific Ocean, from Hawaii to New Zealand, 2,000 years ago

ALFRED WALLACE 
ca. 1860 / 1996 
48´ 
Kei Islands Perahu 
Alfred Russel Wallace Spice Islands Voyage followed by Tim Severin 
 The Spice Islands Voyage: The Quest for Alfred Wallace, the Man Who Shared Darwin's Discovery of Evolution by Tim Severin

 HOBIKI BUNE 
Traditional japanese fishing boat replica 
Lake Kasumigaura, Japan


 ARGO II / ΑΡΓΩ II | 2 | 3 
1250 BCE / 2006 
93´ 13´ 7´ 
Mycenaean Pentecontor 
Jason and the Argonauts 
Volos, Greece

 Lädine St. JODOK 
15.-18.Jh. / 1999 
56´ 
Lädine/Lastensegelschiff 
Immenstaad, Bodensee 
Bootsbau Heiner Kemmer


BARTOLOMEU DIAS / DIAZ 
1487/88 / 1988 
77´ 22´ - 
Portugiesische Caravela Latina
Erstes Schiff an der Südspitze Afrikas 
Diaz Museum, Südafrika


ADVENTURE 
1670s / 1969 
65´ - - 
17th c. trade ship 
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Charleston, USA



 ÖSTERSTJERNAN 
1815 / 200... 
71´ 20´ 6´ 
Loviisa, Finland


 CORENTIN | 2 
1840 Irma / 1991 
59´ 17´ 8´ 
Lougre de l´Odet


 VANADIS / ex. VALDIVIA VON ALTONA 
1868 Original 
66´ 17´ 9´ 
Neufundland-Schoner


SPIRIT OF FAIRBRIDGE 
ex. SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND (1991-1996) 
ex. SPIRIT OF MERSEYSIDE (1985-1991) 
- / 1985 
70´ 15´ 11´ Gaff Schooner 
Mersey bay pilot schooner, used in the days of sail to guide large merchant ships into the port of Liverpool. 
Fairbridge, Scotland




Hans-Peter Brugger has and is crafting a phenominal website at Historic Tall Ship Replicas. This site is encyclopedic and contains photos, books and other documentation on historic replicas worldwide. Not limited strictly to tall ships, the site includes many many types of boats, as you can see from my sampling above. take a look for yourself, but be forewarned, this site is massive, takes awhile to load. Close other programs before loading. And a word on the French Lugger Corentin. The lines were drawn for this and other replicas by French Naval Architect Francois Vivier, who has this to say about her: 

Quimper is the main historical city of western Brittany, located uptream of river Odet. It was an important harbour in the days of sail, but today the inhabitants have forgot this maritime past.
An association decided in 1990 to build a replica of a lug sail coastal trader of the mid-19th century.
Fortunetaly several plans of that period were available and, with pictures of Quimper harbour, I have drawn one of the most typical lugger of that time.
Like La Belle Angèle, Corentin is operated by Gouelia

Enjoy

2 comments:

tsunamichaser said...

the image of liki tiki is so full of potential. Step aboard and go it cries out!

christina said...

these are so, so beautiful! thank you for posting!!