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The Masting of American Merchant Sail in the 1850s: An Illustrated Study

The Masting of American Merchant Sail in the 1850s: An Illustrated Study (Paperback)

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This book describes the intricacies of the construction and fabrication more than 150 years ago of masts and yards installed in American merchant vessels, particularly those spars which were "built" or composed of multiple pieces bound together by iron bands. These were referred to as "made" spars as opposed to spars constructed from a single tree. It also contains instructions for developing the shape and proportions of various spars. Very little information is available on this subject. Generally, the external sizes of individual spars can be found but intimate details are sorely neglected. In addition, the book includes the spacing and location of masts in a ship, and the rake, and it discusses the types of wood that are most desirable in the construction of spars.

TransportShips & shipping: general interestTransportTransport technology & tradesShipbuilding technology, engineering & trades Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 09/07/2014 ISBN-13: 9780786493999  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Before his retirement in 1972, William L. Crothers worked as a draftsman in the design division of the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He is also the author of books on the construction of American clipper ships American packets and freighters of the 1850s.

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