Cinnamon, Spice of the East Indiaman

Cinnamon, Spice of the East Indiaman

While the Swedish Ship Gotheborg looks for new owners, it was good to take some time out, help look after her and reminisce about the exploits of her ancestors.  

Chafing Gear

Chafing Gear

THE SWEDISH SHIP GOTHEBORG Sail Amsterdam 2015 is over, the Gotheborg is sailing on to Dover, what do we do between watches? We build a Loom of course ! We made a Heddle and a Sword Beater, then using some eight sided Oak, a couple of blocks, some shackles and old Hemp ropes, we made ourselves a working loom on the Gun deck to create […]

The Swedish Ship Gotheborg

The Swedish Ship Gotheborg

iPHONEOGRAPHY The Swedish Ship Gotheborg. Amsterdam to Dover 2015 Photo diary of a volunteer deckhand  See more images of the Gotheborg

The Swedish Ship Gotheborg

The Swedish Ship Gotheborg

Sail Amsterdam is over, it’s now sunrise on the morning after departure Sailing to Dover on #TheSwedishShipGotheborg, arriving Friday. An event not to be missed !  

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 […]