Sailing Ships

Old Sailing Ships

Gaff Rig Sail Boat
Drakkar Gokstad Viking Ship
 Zeven Provincien Tall Ship
Tall Ship
Lady Washington Under Sails
 Lady Wasington
Historical Note:
The original Lady Washington was a 90 ton merchant sloop that participated in the fur and pelt trade with the coastal Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest as well as tea and porcelain across the Pacific in China. She was the first American vessel to sail around Cape Horn as well as the first American vessel to reach Japan. Lady Washington was originally captained by Robert Gray and then later John Kendrick, where she was refitted as a brig. She became the first American vessel to reach the island of Japan in an unsuccessful attempt to move some unsold pelts. The Lady remained in the Pacific trade and eventually foundered in the Philippines in 1798. Today, a replica of Lady Washington was built for the 1989 Washington State Centennial celebrations and sails along the Pacific Coast, providing tours to educate students of the lifestyle and history of merchant trading.
Pathfinder with Figurehead [photo from James (Fred) McConnell]
Under Sails

3 thoughts on “Sailing Ships

  1. jim turner. October 23, 2014 at 3:51 pm Reply

    looking for anything to do with the ship ” County of Cardigan ” I have some pictures but want some of the history ,many thanks if you are able to help

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: