I am teaching myself to sketch. It has become a favorite hobby.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

"Albert Gallantin" -- burned and sank in 1875

This is second of a series of ships that were lost in the Cape Horn Islands, at the southern tip of South America.  The drawing comes from the visitor's chart of this geographic area.  x/Barca inglesa.  Costa NE de Isla de Los Estados - Incendiada en alta mar y uiego abandonada.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Avdat Acropolis

City of Avdat--The city's acropolis was the high portion of the area which includes a fortress surrounded by a wall, and in turn, an area of worship, which includes two Byzantine churches standing in close proximity.

S. S. "Gulf of Aden" -- Sunk in 1889

Shipwreck and Sinking in the area of --                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Isla De Los Estados -1889
Shipwreck and Sinking in the area of --                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Isla De Los Estados -1889. This drawing comes from a travelers chart of the area.
IH/1880. Vapor ingle's do pasajeros. Se fue a pique cerca del Cabo Tres Montes.  De las ochenta personas que iban a bodo, solo trece se salvarorn.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Roman Corbita or Merchantman


Henry B. Culver, Gordon Grant (illus.) "The Book of Old Ships ---," Dover Pub., New York, 1962, Page 40.

A Corbita and a Ponto

These drawings are the ones referenced in Lionel Casson's "Ships and Seamanship, In the Ancient World," Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1995, Figure # 137.  The ship pictures in the figure indicated above were not complete because of damage to the mosaic.  I have redrawn them as probable sail rigs of the period.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Barque Provencal

In southern Europe the inclination toward the lateen sail was strong and with good reason.  The barque provencal , called elsewhere than along the shores of the Mediterranean by other names; did not differ materially from other small vessels.  Small craft in great variety are to be found everywhere in the Mediterranean differing both in form of hull and apparel.  Many of these are quite generally called "barks," but the term is generic.

Henry b. Culver, Gordon Grant (illus.) "The Book of Old Ships---," Dover pub., New York, 1962

Monday, January 14, 2013

Shipwreck #1 - Cape Horn Islands

The Shipwrecks marked on the chart are as follow:
--Antarctic, 1903;
--Endurance, 1915;
--Gover Noren, 1916;
--Bahia Paraiso, 1989.