Tag Archives: 19th Century

Free Ship Plans of 19th Century Steam Trawler

19th Century Steam Auxiliary Fishing Trawler

Demonstrates Transition from Sail to Steam Power

Great Lakes Shipbuilder creates distinctly regional workboat

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Late 19th Century Steam Auxiliary Trawler

Great Lakes shipbuilder W.E. Redway didn’t achieve the fame of clipper ship builder Donald McKay, but he did provide us with some distinctly original boats and ships that have that “big lake” flavor.

These plans, from the University of Washington Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, are of a late 19th Century steam-powered auxiliary fishing trawler of about 80 feet in length, designed by Redway.


Plans for HMS Musquidobit

HMS Musquidobit Baltimore Clipper
Captured Schooner Lynx
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Schooner HMS Musquidobit ex Lynx

While searching for Medieval boats in the archives of a French library, I came across these plans for “American Schooner Musquidobit” and “Other American Schooner.” 

By its lines, “Musquidobit” appears to be the Baltimore-built schooner Lynx, captured by the British and renamed when brought into the British navy. The French Ministry of Defense has a number of foreign craft documented in its archives – basically the work of spies keeping track of advances in naval architecture among France’s colonial competitors.