Alexander von Humboldt ll – Belfast 2015

Alexander von Humboldt ll – Belfast 2015

Alexander von Humboldt ll at the start of the Belfast Tall Ships Race 2015 The soft focus effects courtesy of high winds and heavy rain

Lord Nelson – Tall Ships Belfast 2015

Lord Nelson – Tall Ships Belfast 2015

The 3 masted barque Lord Nelson at the start of the Belfast Tall Ships race 2015

Tall Ships Belfast 2015

Tall Ships Belfast 2015

Action from the start of the 2015 Belfast Tall Ships Race

Clipper Brig Morgenster #tallshipsbelfast #MorgensterVOF

Clipper Brig Morgenster #tallshipsbelfast #MorgensterVOF

Dutch Clipper Brig Morgenster with a bone in her teeth, on her way to Alesund, Norway. Belfast Tall Ships Race 2015 Race Start Position  55° 16’ N 006° 48’ W

HMS Chesapeake 1855

HMS Chesapeake 1855

“And at the bows an image stood by a cunning artist carved in wood” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Like a guardian angel, the figurehead was for centuries the chaperone that guided and protected the ship on her way over the deep oceans to distant lands. Once a dying art,  Andy Peters is one such man […]

Mariquita

Mariquita

Lady Belle and Mariquita racing, Yarmouth Old Gaffers Race 2015 More images here

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Wind dashing over hawthorn bushes. Sea-smacks on the rocks below the cliff. The hum of engines trawling the mist like a lost soul, seeking home.

Ship Decoration 1630 – 1780

Ship Decoration 1630 – 1780

  A major new work by Ships Carver Andy Peters. This book is a detailed comparative study of the decorative work – figurehead, topside ornamentation and stern gallery design – carried by the ships of the major maritime states of Europe in the zenith of the sailing era. It covers both warships and the most prestigious merchant […]

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