The Four-Masted Barque Lawhill (Anatomy of the Ship)

The Four-Masted Barque Lawhill (Anatomy of the Ship)

Kenneth Edwards, Richard Cookson, Roderick Anderson


"Lawhill" was once one of many final of the nice four-masted barques to make a dwelling within the twentieth century, is heavily linked in people's minds with the final grain races and the twilight interval of the age of sail. among the center of the nineteenth century and the start of the 20 th century, crusing ships rose to their top in layout; the four-masted barques and the bigger five-masted vessels have been the final word crusing ships, and "Lawhill" was once one of many giants. "Lawhill" used to be introduced at Dundee in 1892 for the jute alternate from India, yet this was once quickly deserted as steamships took over. proprietors of the massive crusing ships needed to search for new trades the place sluggish passage used to be no longer an obstacle. For a time she used to be owned by way of the Anglo American Oil corporation, yet she is usually linked to the possession of Gustaf Erikson of Marieham and the grain races from Australia. those have captured the mind's eye of writers and readers for they represented the final stand of the steam send, and have been an excellent, even though brief, ultimate flowering of the crusing send period. This assortment features a diversity of up to date fabric - photos, drawings and documents. it's going to be an invaluable reference ebook for all people with an curiosity within the final days of the good crusing ships.

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