Sailing-ships sentence example
The older navigation by utilizing the power of the wind demands a very intimate knowledge of these conditions, and it is probable that a revival of sailing ships may in the present century vastly increase the importance of the study of maritime meteorology.
The coast-line of both main islands is deeply indented and many of the bays and inlets form secure and well-protected harbours, some of which, however, are difficult of access to sailing ships.
In 1907 there were (exclusive of fishing vessels) 470 sailing ships with a tonnage of 2 71,661, and 610 steamers with a tonnage of 1,256,449.
In 1875 1568 sailing ships and 698 steamers (with a total of 740,731 tons) entered and 1588 sailing ships and 700 steamers (with a total of 756,807 tons) cleared this port; in 1883 3379 sailing and 1126 steam vessels (with a total of 1,056,201 tons) entered and 3276 sailing and 1120 steam vessels (with a total of 960,229 tons) cleared.
The days of sailing ships from China had not entirely passed, and the steamers of the period were built for rapidity of transit to London.Advertisement
Flying animals differ entirely from sailing ships and from balloons, with which they are not unfrequently though erroneously compared; and a flying machine constructed upon proper principles can have nothing in common with either of those creations.
We hear also of one Master Peter, who inscribed and illuminated maps for the infante; the mathematician Pedro Nunes declares that the prince's mariners were well taught and provided with instruments and rules of astronomy and geometry "which all map-makers should know"; Cadamosto tells us that the Portuguese caravels in his day were the best sailing ships afloat; while, from several matters recorded by Henry's biographers, it is clear that he devoted great attention to the study of earlier charts and of any available information he could gain upon the trade-routes of north-west Africa.
One dark winter night in 1855, during a terrific gale, 24 sailing ships and 60 lighters went ashore off the mouth and upwards of 300 persons perished."
Until the 17th century the pirates used galleys, but a Flemish renegade of the name of Simon Danser taught them the advantage of using sailing ships.
The introduction of sailing ships gave increased scope to the activity of the pirates.Advertisement
Attractive steel engraved cartouche with title embedded on a rock, sailing ships in the background, piece of eight coin and sheep.
The canal was a ship canal and was wide enough to take sailing ships and later on steam puffers.
Through Mighty Seas Maritime History of the NW England, primarily based on the history of over 550 sailing ships.
When, in the early years of steam navigation, the English government made known its desire to substitute steam vessels for the sailing ships then employed in the mail service between England and America, Cunard heartily entered into the scheme, came to England, and accepted the government tender for carrying it out.
He built six wooden sailing ships in total, mostly small vessels.Advertisement
The Granite outcrops still have iron anchor rings for seagoing sailing ships.
The Red Sea galleys with their auxiliary square-rigged sails were probably the forerunners of the sailing ships.
And by all sailors and fishermen as signal horns since the dawn of sailing ships.
Modern sailing ships typically rely more on engine power, however, but the romance and allure of sailing ships is undiminished.