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.  

HMS Trincolmalee 1817

HMS Trincolmalee 1817

Leading on from my earlier post about the 2010 North Sea Regatta in Hartlepool, no visit to the port would be complete without a trip to see the HMS Trincomalee. She has the distinction of being the oldest British warship still afloat and is now the centrepiece of the Historic Dockyard Museum in Hartlepool. Built in Bombay and launched in October 1817, […]

HMS Arethusa 1849

HMS Arethusa 1849

HMS Arethusa (originally posted February 2012) It was February 1st, a freezing cold day as I arrived at Maritima on a catch-up visit to see ships carver Andy Peters. Waterperry is quiet at this time of year and peering through the half-glazed door the workshop seemed empty, the lights on, I didn’t see a soul […]

Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson

On a recent visit to the Maritima workshop I found Andy busy working on a bust of Lord Nelson that had recently been commissioned for a private collector. He was carving it in the traditional manner as if it were to go on a ship, with perhaps a nod to the unused Dickerson design of 1859.   […]

LERWICK TSR 2011

LERWICK TSR 2011

We took off from Glasgow, the cloud cover finally breaking as we flew out over the North Sea to Sumburgh airport and the news that local traffic was causing a slight delay. Our pilot announced that we would fly up to Lerwick harbour for a birds eye view of the Tall Ships, my first since […]

Fortuna – Roman Goddess

Fortuna – Roman Goddess

A new carving from the workshop of Andy Peters A personal piece that Andy has altered to represent the Roman goddess ‘Fortuna’ . The figure is ‘loosely’ based on a Dutch stern carving from the 1600’s The Roman Goddess Fortuna Goddess of fortune known to the Greeks as ‘Tyche’ daughter of the Titan, Oceanus and his consort Tethys. From her hand came riches […]

CADIZ 2012 GALLERY UPDATED

CADIZ 2012 GALLERY UPDATED

Pictures of Amerigo Vespucci, Europa, Guayas, Dar Mlodziezy and  Fryderyk Chopin CADIZ TALL SHIPS REGATTA 2012

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