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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

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boggyb
20th Dec, 2015 22:20 (UTC)
There's a few yachts in the local marinas with fun names. So far I've spotted a small yacht named Zelda, a larger one called Fram (probably for the polar exploration ship, but I know the name from Arthur Ransome's Winter Holidays), and a motor launch named Hullabaloo (that must be a Coot Club reference).
bunn
21st Dec, 2015 14:01 (UTC)
When I was little, I had an orange Mirror dinghy called Tic-tac, because it was shaped very much like a sweet :-D
anna_wing
21st Dec, 2015 03:23 (UTC)
I still remember visiting the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo years ago and realising "Oh, so that's what the swan ships were meant to look like (with swan rather than dragon prows, of course)."
bunn
21st Dec, 2015 13:59 (UTC)
Viking ships are glorious, the shape of them! There's just something about a clinker-built boat that produces the most amazing lines.
wellinghall
24th Dec, 2015 09:26 (UTC)
Great museum, isn't it.
anna_wing
30th Dec, 2015 05:54 (UTC)
Yes, it was lovely, almost as interesting as the outdoor museum with traditional buildings.
wellinghall
2nd Jan, 2016 17:05 (UTC)
I haven't been to that one, although I have been to equivalents in Iceland and Wales.
lindahoyland
21st Dec, 2015 03:53 (UTC)
A great name for a white ship!
bunn
21st Dec, 2015 14:04 (UTC)
I think I would have gone with Vingilot.
anna_wing
22nd Dec, 2015 06:54 (UTC)
A heavy weight of significance for a ship to carry, though!
wellinghall
24th Dec, 2015 09:29 (UTC)
Completely irrelevant comment -

When we were in Oslo seven years ago, we saw a small freighter that had disappeared during WWI ... then been found adrift a few years later. It was salvaged, put back into commission, and served as a freighter for another twenty odd years.

It then disappeared during WWII ... then was found adrift a few years later.
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