When once the idea took hold Perry was most enthusiastic about it, and nothing would do but a four-masted, full-rigged ship.
Neither of us knew much about sailing a full-rigged ship; but that didn't worry me a great deal, for I was confident that we should never be called upon to do so, and as the day of launching approached I was positive of it.
Didn't the full-rigged
ship, the whaler Essex, sink off the west coast of South America, twelve hundred miles from the nearest land for the small boats to cover, and all because of a big cow whale that butted her into kindling-wood?"
Gray not only saved his money, but being suddenly smit with the desire to rise, also studied his profession, and he is now mate and part owner of a fine full-rigged
ship, married besides, and the father of a family.
Where did’ee ever fall in with a regular built vessel, with starn-post and cutwater, gar board-streak and plank- shear, gangways, and hatchways, and waterways, quarter-deck, and forecastle, ay, and flush-deck?—tell me that, man, if you can; where away did’ee ever fall in with a full-rigged
, regular-built, necked vessel?”
Presently Gilbert said, with a change of tone, "Do I or do I not see a full-rigged
ship sailing up our lane?"
Royal Clipper, the largest and only five-mast full-rigged
sailing ship, carries just 227 guests.
It has now been transported more than 3,000 miles south to the Atlantic by Christian Radich, a Norwegian full-rigged
Launched in July 2000, the Royal Clipper is the first five-masted, full-rigged
sailing ship to be built since 1902 and is the world's largest clipper ship with a mast height of 197ft and 42 sails stretching to a total of 56,000sqft.
The brainchild of Swedish entrepreneur Mikael Krafft, Star Clippers owns three full-rigged
, four- and five-mast sailing ships.
fleets afloat rippling with soft and shady light, we're
This was my first morning aboard the Royal Clipper, the world's largest full-rigged