The schooner rig has always been associated with speed and elegance, and with the romance of privateers and illicit trade; but it has also been employed in just about every conceivable seafaring role over four centuries and across the world.
This book is a comprehensive history of the rig's development from its emergence in Holland in the early years of the seventeenth century right up to the present.
Celebrated maritime historian David MacGregor wrote a great number of books around all classes of ships built in the nineteenth century. The David MacGregor library in the Brunel Institute at the SS Great Britain is named in his honour.
Publisher: Chatham Publishing