Pilots: Schooners and Open Boats of the European Pilots and Watermen Vol 2

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The ultimate work on the subject. Sumptuous production standards. Remarkable collection of illustrations. For hundreds of years the expert pilot has conducted vessels in and out of harbours using his local knowledge of the disposition of channels and shoals and the local land and sea-marks. And to carry out this activity literally hundreds of different local craft evolved to suit local needs and, significantly, withstand any conditions that they might encounter. This superb new reference work describes, analyses and depicts all these vessels in quite remarkable detail and pays homage to the wonderful craft and the skilled crews who manned them. Six years of research, writing and editing by the distinguished French maritime journal Le Chasse-maree has culminated in a remarkable three-volume project. This second volume describes the pilot schooners and the open boats of the European pilots as well as the Hooghly brigs of Calcutta. All the schooners that worked out of the German North Sea ports, around the Netherlands, along the Belgium coast and out of Dunkirk, as well as the oddly sounding Portuguese muletas and hiates, are described and portrayed in comprehensive detail. Half the volume is given over to British small craft such as the Deal luggers, East Anglian yawls, the Humber dusters, the northeast pilot cobles, the Scottish vessels, Mersey gigs and Irish small craft. Sumptuous in presentation, with colour throughout and some 400 illustrations, this work will never be surpassed - indeed, it is unlikely that any other ship type will ever receive such thorough and in-depth treatment. Its publication offers maritime historians, enthusiasts, collectors, ship modellers, traditional boat sailors and all lovers of sail a chance to own a true collectors' tome and enjoy the fruits of a monumental task of research. Le Chasse-Maree is the world's leading journal dealing with the evolution, design and use of traditional sail and oar vessels. For this work they brought together an international team of maritime historians under the editorship of TOM CUNLIFFE, a past owner of the famous Bristol pilot cutter Herta. Volume I - Pilot Schooners of North America and Great Britain Volume III - Cutters, Luggers and Gigs [in preparation] Praise For Volume I: 'has to be described as a tour de force' - The Mariner's Mirror 'an absolute feast for the eyesa|will be the bible on the subject for years' - Maritme Life and Traditions

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The expert pilot has a history of conducting vessels in and out of harbours using local knowledge of the disposition of channels and shoals and the local sands and sea marks. In order to carry out this activity hundreds of different local craft evolved to suit local needs and withstand any conditions they might encounter. This reference work describes all these vessels and pays homage to the skilled crews who manned them. Part of three volumes, this book describes the pilot schooners and the open boats of the European pilots as well as the Hooghly brigs of Calcutta. All the schooners that worked out of the German North Sea ports, around the Netherlands, along the Belgium coast and out of Dunkirk, as well as the oddly sounding Portuguese muletas and hiates, are described and portrayed in comprehensive detail. Half the volume is dedicated to British small craft such as the Deal luggers, East Anglian yawls, the Humber dusters, the Northeast pilot cobles, the Scottish vessels, Mersey gigs and Irish small craft.

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