..... OR Mermaids & Sailors .... They go well together, no matter in which order I place them. These are two of my favorite subjects that I pursue in Art, Literature, Film, Music, Antiques & Collectibles and the Decorative Arts. I will be sharing things here from my collections and other items from the internet that I find appealing to me.
..... I also enjoy all things related to the "Seven Seas", which, of course is the domain of both, Mermaids and Sailors. This may include oceans, islands, ports & harbors, beaches, sea creatures, and classic sailing ships, to name a few.
..... So, relax and enjoy the sometimes wild, but always wet, world of Mermaids & Sailors !!
* "Real Sailors Have a Moustache and Smoke A Pipe" *
** "Once A Sailor, Always A Sailor" **
*** "Real Mermaids Do Not Wear Bras !!" ..... [Therefore, occasional female nudity will appear here !] ...Sailor Gil, June 2011 ***
On 27 March, 1794 Congress authorized the construction of 6 frigates for the U.S. Navy. The frigates were: United States, Constellation, Constitution, Chesapeake, Congress, and President. This spar and rigging plan for Constitution was created during her early 20th century restoration. More plan views are available here.
" Queen Charlotte Sailors Manning the Yards — 1796 " … A view of the Queen Charlotte Man of War, of 100 guns, laying at Spithead, where in the ships Company is represented Manning the Yards, in order to salute the Admiral on coming aboard; aquatint; published by John Fairburn, 24 Dec 1796
In March of 2011 I got the opportunity to go to the Sparrows Point Dry Docks and check out the restoration of the Constellation and the Torsk. The vessels were in for routine maintenance, repairing wood and metal, and probably some new paint. It was a dreary day with rain off and on so the photos aren’t great but it was a once in a lifetime experience.