Rig of an American Sloop.

American Sloop

Rig of an American Sloop.

Or Barque, a three-masted vessel of which the foremast and mainmast are square-rigged, but the mizzenmast has fore-and-aft sails only.

Bark

Or Barque, a three-masted vessel of which the foremast and mainmast are square-rigged, but the mizzenmast…

A three masted vessel, with the foremast square rigged, and the mainmast and mizzemast fore and aft rigged.

Barkantine

A three masted vessel, with the foremast square rigged, and the mainmast and mizzemast fore and aft…

"The masts were usually taken down when the vessel arrived in port, and raised again when it was about to depart." — Anthon, 1891

Greek boat

"The masts were usually taken down when the vessel arrived in port, and raised again when it was about…

A sailing vessel with two masts rigged like the foremast and mizzen-mast of a full-rigged ship.

Brig

A sailing vessel with two masts rigged like the foremast and mizzen-mast of a full-rigged ship.

"A Brig, (contracted from brigantine), is a vessel with two masts, square-rigged on both."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Brig

"A Brig, (contracted from brigantine), is a vessel with two masts, square-rigged on both."—(Charles…

"Brigantine: a square-rigged vessel with two masts and fore and aft mainsail." — Williams, 1889

Brig

"Brigantine: a square-rigged vessel with two masts and fore and aft mainsail." — Williams, 1889

An illustration of a Brigantine sailing ship.

Brigantine

An illustration of a Brigantine sailing ship.

"Compass, Mariner's, is the name given to the instrument by which sailors are enabled to steer their course on the ocean out of sight of land, and when neither sun nor stars are visible. the ancients, to whom it was unknown, could seldom venture to lose sight of the coast. The direct power of the magnet seems to have been unknown in Europe till late in the 12th century." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Compass

"Compass, Mariner's, is the name given to the instrument by which sailors are enabled to steer their…

Rig of an English Cutter.

English Cutter

Rig of an English Cutter.

Fishing from a Sail-boat.

Fishing

Fishing from a Sail-boat.

"Gaff. B, boom; CC, cheeks; G, gaff; M, mast; P, peak; T, throat or jaw. Nautical, a spar used to extend the upper edge of fore-and-aft sails which are not set on stays, as the mainsail of a sloop or spanker of a ship." -Whitney, 1911

Gaff Rig

"Gaff. B, boom; CC, cheeks; G, gaff; M, mast; P, peak; T, throat or jaw. Nautical, a spar used to extend…

"Glut. Naut.: (b) A becket or thimble fixed on the after side of a topsail or course, near the head, to which the bunt-jigger is hooked to assist in furling the sail." -Whitney, 1911

Glut

"Glut. Naut.: (b) A becket or thimble fixed on the after side of a topsail or course, near the head,…

The queen had built for Gulliver a first rate boat by the joiner for the palace. It was a miniature, to fit his size, but had all the tackling necessary for both rowing and sailing. Gulliver sailed it in a 300 foot trough placed at the edge of the palace wall where he entertained her majesty and her friends. Here he is seen sailing with the wind provided for him by their fans and a child's breath.

Gulliver in a Miniature Boat

The queen had built for Gulliver a first rate boat by the joiner for the palace. It was a miniature,…

A triangular sail made of light canvas, used only in light winds and on yachts, set between the foretop mast head and the end of the jib boom.

Balloon Jib

A triangular sail made of light canvas, used only in light winds and on yachts, set between the foretop…

"Monkey reefed, said of a sail when the yard is on the cap and the reef-tackles are hauled out." -Whitney, 1911

Monkey Reef Jib

"Monkey reefed, said of a sail when the yard is on the cap and the reef-tackles are hauled out."…

A loop made in a rope by crossing the two parts and seizing them together.

Cuckold Knot

A loop made in a rope by crossing the two parts and seizing them together.

Spanish seaport.

Malaga Harbor

Spanish seaport.

The Mayflower is the ship that the Pilgrims sailed on from England to Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Mayflower

The Mayflower is the ship that the Pilgrims sailed on from England to Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles sailed to Florida to conquer and colonize.

Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles

Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles sailed to Florida to conquer and colonize.

A Norse Ship of the tenth century.

Norse Ship

A Norse Ship of the tenth century.

This illustration displays an elevation view of the proa. A proa is a type of sailing vessel with multi hulls.

Elevation View of Proa

This illustration displays an elevation view of the proa. A proa is a type of sailing vessel with multi…

This illustration displays an end view of the proa. A proa is a type of sailing vessel with multi hulls.

End View of Proa

This illustration displays an end view of the proa. A proa is a type of sailing vessel with multi hulls.

This illustration displays a plan view of the proa. A proa is a type of sailing vessel with multi hulls.

Plan View of Proa

This illustration displays a plan view of the proa. A proa is a type of sailing vessel with multi hulls.

A three cornered sail set on schooners in windy conditions.

Raffle

A three cornered sail set on schooners in windy conditions.

A raft, showing early use of the sail.

Raft

A raft, showing early use of the sail.

A reefband crossing a sail diagonally.

Balance Reef

A reefband crossing a sail diagonally.

This drawing depicts the use of a sail where perpendicularly placed so that opposing wind provides the necessary thrust to move the vessel.

Lift Sail

This drawing depicts the use of a sail where perpendicularly placed so that opposing wind provides the…

"A fore-and-aft sail, bent to the mast at the weather leech, and having the after peak stretched by a spar or spirit, the foremost and lower end of which is hitched to the mast."—Finley, 1917

Sprit sail

"A fore-and-aft sail, bent to the mast at the weather leech, and having the after peak stretched by…

Sailboat on the water.

Sailboat

Sailboat on the water.

A sailboat

Sailboat

A sailboat

Three sailboats on a body of water.

Sailboats

Three sailboats on a body of water.

A sail is any type of surface intended to generate thrust by being placed in a wind. Sails are used in sailing.

Sails

A sail is any type of surface intended to generate thrust by being placed in a wind. Sails are used…

A certain portion of a sail between the top or bottom and a row of eyelet-holes running across the sail, one or more reefs being folded or rolled up to contract the sail in proportion to the increase of the wind.

Reef Sails

A certain portion of a sail between the top or bottom and a row of eyelet-holes running across the sail,…

A piece of cloth or tissue of some kind spread to the wind to impel or assist in impelling a vessel through the water.

Ship Sails

A piece of cloth or tissue of some kind spread to the wind to impel or assist in impelling a vessel…

"A vessel with two or more masts, fore and aft rigged, whose main and fore sails are extended by gaffs and stretched out below by booms."—Finley, 1917

Schooner

"A vessel with two or more masts, fore and aft rigged, whose main and fore sails are extended by gaffs…

A small fast-sailing sharp-built vessel with two mass, and the principals sails of the fore-and aft type. There are two chief kinds of schooners, the topsail schooner and the fore-and-aft schooner. This is an illustration of the Topsail Schooner.

Schooner Ship

A small fast-sailing sharp-built vessel with two mass, and the principals sails of the fore-and aft…

A large sailing ship.

Ship

A large sailing ship.

A large ship with six sails.

Ship

A large ship with six sails.

An illustration of a wind powered ship docked.

Ship

An illustration of a wind powered ship docked.

An illustration of a wind powered ship docked.

Ship Docked

An illustration of a wind powered ship docked.

Greek ship with its sail unfurled in the wind.

Greek ship

Greek ship with its sail unfurled in the wind.

Three ships sailing on the ocean.

Ships

Three ships sailing on the ocean.

Man skate sailing.

Skate sailing

Man skate sailing.

Skidbladnir, a ship build by Dvalin the dwarf. "The first present was a magic ship, It was so small that it could be folded up and carried in the pocket when it was not needed. When the gods wished to use the ship, it would spread out large enough to carry them all. The most wonderful thing about the ship was that it made its own breezes." -Klugh, 1909

Skidbladner the Magic Ship

Skidbladnir, a ship build by Dvalin the dwarf. "The first present was a magic ship, It was so small…

"A small fore-and-aft rigged vessel with one mast and fixed bowsprint."—Finley, 1917

Sloop

"A small fore-and-aft rigged vessel with one mast and fixed bowsprint."—Finley, 1917

Vali, the sunshine god, is found as a baby in a ship that arrives sailing by itself. The people of that city crown him king.

Vali Arrives

Vali, the sunshine god, is found as a baby in a ship that arrives sailing by itself. The people of that…

French sailing ship used to sail to Florida.

French Vessel

French sailing ship used to sail to Florida.