Tuesday, February 1, 2011

French Cog, 15th century

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In this model the mast is made by binding several poles together. The mast is strongly supported athwartships by shrouds and the cross-ropes which are called "ratlines" are for the purpose of easing the sailors climb to the lookout "nest." This is a much larger vessel than the earlier designs of this type shown by the "bundling" of the mast poles.


Attilio Cucari, "Sailing Ships," Rand McNally, Chicago, 1978

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