Category: sailing

“  Friendship Sloop  “  …   The Friends…

“  Friendship Sloop  “  …   The Friendship sloop, also known as lobster sloop, is a style of gaff-rigged sloop that originated in Friendship, Maine around 1880. Fishermen in Friendship and neighboring Bremen collectively originated the design, one influenced by the fishing sailboats of Gloucester, Massachusetts, particularly the schooner Fredonia of 1889. Although familiar as a pleasure craft today, the Friendship sloop was the traditional fishing boat used off the coast of Maine, especially for lobstering, until the introduction of the gasoline engine early in the 20th century. Friendship-area boat builder Wilbur A. Morse produced many examples from the 1880s to the 1910s.

One man could manage its single-masted rig and haul traps unassisted, yet the boat could carry sizable loads. With an open cockpit aft, and a small forward cabin outfitted with bunks and a stove, it made fishing during cold weather much less arduous than in an open boat. In the 1880s these sloops ranged from 16–20 feet long but over time they became significantly larger. Modern reproductions, both wooden and fiberglass, remain popular among enthusiasts.

Friendship sloops are not identical in size or shape, but they share a common design and appear similar. All are gaff-rigged, with a mainsail, a staysail and normally a jib. They may additionally have a topmast with a main topsail and jib topsail (flying jib). They all have a full keel, an elliptical stern and a bowsprit. They can range from 21’ to 50’ but most are between 25’ and 31’ in length (on deck).

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Carrie E. Phillips, 1886Nathaniel L. Stebbins …

Carrie E. Phillips, 1886
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Historic New England
Reference Code PC047.02.0580.01552

Columbia off GloucesterLeslie Jones, 11-12 Oct…

Columbia off Gloucester
Leslie Jones, 11-12 October 1926
Boston Public Library Print Department, Leslie Jones Collection
Accession # 08_06_013367

“  Sail:  In Two Movements  “  …  Charl…

“  Sail:  In Two Movements  “  …  Charles Demuth  [1919]

Penguin  John S. Johnston, 29 July 1899 Detroi…

Penguin  
John S. Johnston, 29 July 1899
Detroit Publishing Company photograph collection
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
LC-D4-62480

curiouscatalog: Wilson, Edward A. (Edward Art…

curiouscatalog:

Wilson, Edward A. (Edward Arthur), 1886-1970. Books for the holiday. United States : publisher not identified, between 1920 and 1930?

Poster READ .B66 E15

The WoodenBoat Show – The most dynamic wooden …

The WoodenBoat Show – The most dynamic wooden boat show in the country, with the premier American maritime museum Mystic Seaport.: undefined

J.J. Merritt, Jr., 1888-04-05Nathaniel L. Steb…

J.J. Merritt, Jr., 1888-04-05
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Historic New England
Reference Code PC047.02.0580.01652

Presto  John S. Johnston, 30 June 1896 Detroit…

Presto  
John S. Johnston, 30 June 1896
Detroit Publishing Company photograph collection
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
LC-D4-62493

Carrie E. Phillips, 1887-10-09Nathaniel L. Ste…

Carrie E. Phillips, 1887-10-09
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Historic New England
Reference Code PC047.02.0580.01551