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Tall Ships 2013
Tall Ships Calendar
There are few things on the high seas more dramatic than the great clouds of sail raised by traditional full-rigged ships. For Tall Ships Thad Koza, a renowned tall ships lecturer, photographer, and author, photographed these vessels at events in the United States and in Europe.
14 x 22 inches, open
Tall Ships featured include:
The Russian Sedov, is a four-masted steel barque that for almost 80 years was the largest traditional sailing ship in operation at 356 feet, seven inches.
Spirit of Bermuda
Known as a "Bermuda sloop," Spirit of Bermuda is a three-masted schooner based on an early 19th-century design.
The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Eagle is a 295-foot barque that serves as a training vessel and goodwill ambassador.
Elbe No. 5
Elbe No. 5 was built as a pilot-schooner for the port of Hamburg, Germany, in 1883. The 82-foot ship retired from pilot service in 1924.
Cisne Branco is a full-rigged, 254-foot ship with a steel hull that was built in Amsterdam and commissioned as a Brazilian naval vessel in 2000.
The 122-foot, $3.9 million schooner Virginia was commissioned in June 2005 as the Old Dominion's goodwill vessel. She was built along the lines of a 1917 Virginia pilot schooner.
Amerigo Vespucci is the training vessel of the Italian Naval Academy. She was built in 1930 at the (formerly Royal) Naval Shipyard of Castellammare di Stabia in Naples.
A fore-and-aft rigged schooner, Trö-Pa-Ga was built in 1924 as a traditional Mediterranean pailebot. The schooner is 138 feet in length and is built of double-planked pitch pine.
The Bowdoin was built in East Boothbay, Maine, and outfitted in South Portland in 1921, as small vessel that was strong, maneuverable, and had a shallow draft for navigating in the icy waters of the far north.
The Spanish Far Barcelona, is a Norwegian-built Hardanger jakt (double-masted schooner) of the type that help Amundsen reach the North Pole.
The topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain is a replica of a European merchant trader. Built of steel in Hawaii in 1988 and originally designed for cargo trade among the Hawaiian Islands.
A topsail schooner based in Newport Beach, California, the Lynx is a contemporary interpretation of a Baltimore clipper of the same name that sailed as a privateer during the War of 1812.
Tall Ships Artist
Photographed by Thad Koza, sales of the calendar benefit the American Sail Training Association (ASTA). ASTA is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the education and development of young people through sail training. The 2013 Tall Ships calendar captures the many forms these vessels can take. Each picture is accompanied by a description of boat and its history.
Tall Ships Calendar Photographs
Each picture is accompanied by a description of boat and its history. This beautifully designed publication is attractive and useful, with calendar grids that have large blocks for every day of the week. The monthly calendar also includes grids for the previous and forthcoming months, to make planning more convenient. The Tall Ships calendar opens to a generous 14 by 22 inches, nearly 10 percent larger than most other brands and includes major holidays and phases of the moon. Tide-mark Press publishes distinctive books, cards and calendars. Full-color calendar titles range from nautical, art, and landscape, to trains, planes, and gardening.