Book Review by Joan Gilmore
From barques, brigantines and barquentines to topsail schooners, this beautiful hardcover book features large glossy photographs of 150 "A," "B" and "C" class tall ships from around the world. The text provides a background of where and for what purpose each ship was built. "Scantlings" for each vessel list technical specifications.
Published under the auspices of the American Sail Training Association in Newport, Rhode Island, Tall Ships highlights the rich history behind each vessel along with the educational role that many of these ships serve as teaching and research vessels and as goodwill ambassadors for their home ports. Glossary of tall ship terminology and list of worldwide Maritime Museums included. Published by Tide-Mark, East Hartford, CT 1996, $39.95.Anna Kristina (picture), a Norwegian ketch featured in Tall Ships will sail with the Tall Ships fleet gracing Lake Michigan this month.
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