bunn (bunn) wrote,

Tall Ships

I just randomly stumbled across the existence of the gaff-topsail schooner J.R. Tolkien  and the three masted schooner Loth Loriën

A little odd that the Loth Loriën, although pretty enough in her way, is nothing like as stunning a little ship as the  J.R. Tolkien, which I think just has THE most gorgeous lines.  Wow.

ETA Apparently the JR Tolkien was built in 1964 as a diesel electric tug called Dierkow, and it was only in 1995 that she was renamed and given sails. Can only applaud the transformation. http://www.classic-sailing.co.uk/vessels/j-r-tolkien
Tags: boats, sailing, tolkien
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