Tag Archives: Schooner

Photo Gallery of Historic Lumber Schooner Wawona

Once Numerous, West Coast Lumber Schooners Rare

Documentary Photographs of Now Disassembled Schooner Wawona



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Bow view of the historic lumber schooner Wawona

From the scores of wooden three-masted schooners built in the 19th and early 20th centuries for service in the West Coast lumber trade, the schooner Wawona was one of only two known to be preserved when she was surveyed by the Historic American Engineering Record in 1986. She was dismantled in 2009.

Our gallery of photos of Wawona, perhaps the last documentary photos available of this historic lumber schooner, are high-resolution and downloadable.

These photos are invaluable to the model shipbuilder planning a model of a West Coast lumber schooner.
Charles Davis, The Building of a Wooden Ship

Free Ship Plans of Italian Brigantine Schooner Carlo

Early 20th Century Cargo Vessel

Italian Brigantine Schooner Carlo

an interesting wooden sailing ship for a scratch-built ship model

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Brigantine Schooner Carlo

Some of the most interesting sailing ships were built at the very end of the Golden Age of Sail, and the Italian brigantine schooner Carlo is no exception. Built in the early 20th Century, when steam was already supplanting sail as the preferred method of propelling cargo vessels, Carlo features a great hull design that combined speed with cargo-carrying capacity. The combination of square sails on the front mast and schooner rig on the back maximized the winds it could utilize to drive the ship while minimizing the crew required to sail her.
With interesting design of this wooden cargo vessel, our Free Ship Plans of Italian Brigantine Schooner Carlo would make an interesting scratch-building project that will teach the ship modeler both square sail and schooner rigging, and yield a one-of-a-kind ship model that will be a sure conversation piece.