Calling all Seadogs !

19 Mar

chuck berry

Calling all Seadogs !

According to Wiktionary:

A landlubber is a nautical, pejorative for someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.

That would be me.

The other day Brian sent me the following note in connection with a post I had made entitled Bluenose II … Back to Sea again! back on July 15, 2015.

“That last picture is not the Bluenose. The Bluenose is a 2 masted schooner the last picture clearly has 3 masts. Just thought you should know.”

Below is the offending image which I initially posted as Bluenose II.

Tweren’t tho.

Notice the 3 masts?
I didn’t.

The image below is the original 2 masted Bluenose.

I hope you can see how I could get fooled!!?? said the landlubber.
So I replaced the wrong Bluenose II image with this one (below)
which claims to be the original Bluenose II

Wiktionary says: A Seadog is a sailor accustomed to the sea.

Thanks Brian!

You must be an old seadog. I woulda bet 40 farthings
and a gold Bluenose coin on my original image.
But you spotted it.

11 Responses to “Calling all Seadogs !”

  1. Cindy Bruchman March 20, 2017 at 9:00 am #

    It’s not often you see a three masted schooner. She looks fast.


    • jcalberta March 20, 2017 at 6:06 pm #

      Yes. I hope somebody can ID her. I know little about ships, so I’m even wondering if a 3 masted ship still called a schooner?


      • Cindy Bruchman March 21, 2017 at 6:22 am #

        I don’t know. She’s a beauty, though.


  2. maui1 March 20, 2017 at 9:57 pm #

    I really like the black and white picture of the blue nose on this post.



    • jcalberta March 21, 2017 at 12:51 am #

      Hi Quinn. There’s some spectacular photos of the Bluenose, but I still wish there were more.


  3. Marilyn Armstrong March 21, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

    It can be difficult to identify these ships. There are usually several very similar boats, often built around the same time by the same builders. Even in the harbor, i have to see the actual name on the ship to be sure … and sometimes, if the ship has been renamed, even that isn’t enough. It’s a beautiful sailing ship and probably pretty fast with all the sails up. She looks relatively new, but you cant’ always tell.


    • jcalberta March 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm #

      She’s a beauty eh! ! I wouldn’t turn down a sail on that ship.
      Bluenose can usually be identified by it’s crooked bow, but I just figured it was just obscured by the water.


  4. Marilyn Armstrong March 21, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

    It’s not the number of masts.

    The schooner is (nautical) a sailing ship with two or MORE masts, all with fore-and-aft sails; if two masted, having a foremast and a mainmast.

    After that, it can be a yawl or a ketch, and that has to do with which sail is taller or shorter.

    I NEVER remember which said is which. I always try, but I never get it.


    • jcalberta March 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

      Ah ! My Dad would have known. He loved the old ships and made a few models.


  5. Jonathan Magoon February 10, 2018 at 6:47 am #

    The three master is the 185ft schooner Atlantic. Held the transatlantic record for 75years.


    • jcalberta February 10, 2018 at 9:21 am #

      Thank you very kindly for that information Jonathan. I would never have discovered that.


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