Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Outward Bound

In the waning days of December, the year 2010 is, indeed, outward bound.  So it seemed reasonable this week to feature a print of a painting of the same title "Outward Bound".

Schooners were the workhorses of trade a hundred years ago.  With their sails aligned fore and aft, along the hull, schooners needed less crew than square rigged ships.  Four-masted schooners, with large wooden hulls, carried bulk cargoes cheaply to markets abroad, but delivery time depended on fair winds.

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