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  2. The Bermuda sloop is a type of fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel developed on the islands of Bermuda in the 17th century.

    In its purest form, it is single-masted, although ships with such rigging were built with as many as three masts, which are then referred to as schooners.

    Its original form had gaff rigging, but evolved to use what is now known as Bermuda rig, which had been used on smaller Bermudian boats since the early 17th Century, making it the basis of nearly all modern sailing yachts.more

    sailorgil:

    " Three Masted Bermuda Sloop Entering Kingston Harbor, Jamaica "  ….  [1834]  Artist: John Lynn, UK

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  7. malebeautyinart:

    J.Sidney Willis Hodges: Lord Hood of Avalon as a Midshipman (Watercolour ca. 1860)

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  8. oldbookillustrations:

    Gustave Doré, headpiece vignette to chapter V, from La mythologie du Rhin (The Mythology of the Rhine), by X-B. De Saintine, Paris, 1862.

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  9. Superboy #9 (DC, 1950)

    Humpty Dumpty, the Hobby Robber appearance. John Sikela cover and art. Curt Swan art.

     
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  12. Clark’s Mile-End Spool Cotton

    N. Y. Wemple & Company Advertising card, c 1870

     
  13. Wake of the Red Witch (Republic, 1949) Belgian movie poster

    Based upon the 1946 novel with the same name by Garland Roark; John Wayne stars as a sea captain in the early 1860s East Indies out for revenge against a wealthy shipping magnate.

    plot synopsis on wikipediafull movie on You Tube

     
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