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The SS Great Eastern was the largest sailing ship ever built. She is shown here without masts at the breaker yard in England. She was built in 1857 and was by far the largest ship ever built at the time at 692ft and 18,000 tons. She bankrupt every company that owned her, just from maintenance. She was used to lay the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cables, and they are still in use today. The only time she made money was laying 6 more cables. She was used to defend Canada during the US Civil…

The SS Great Eastern was the largest sailing ship ever built. She is shown here without masts at the breaker yard in England. She was built in 1857 and was by far the largest ship ever built at the time at 692ft and 18,000 tons. She bankrupt every company that owned her, just from maintenance. She was used to lay the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cables, and they are still in use today. The only time she made money was laying 6 more cables. She was used to defend Canada during the US Civil…

A large sailing ship in Union Wharf lower dock. West Ferry- Road walls

A large sailing ship in Union Wharf lower dock. West Ferry- Road walls

I crewed on tall ships for 7 years in my late teens - and will never loose the love of them.

I crewed on tall ships for 7 years in my late teens - and will never loose the love of them.

The frigate Mercedes

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Sliding Past Squalls -- good advice on how to deal with squalls at sea.

Sliding Past Squalls -- good advice on how to deal with squalls at sea.

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