View Full Version : Old stereopticon views of Hudson River Stone Sloop
07-04-2004, 06:23 AM
At least that's my guess based on the stout mast diameter. Or could she have been a watering sloop? (There's no additional information on the back of the view slide.)
[ 07-04-2004, 07:25 AM: Message edited by: rbgarr ]
07-04-2004, 06:43 AM
Is that a gaff or yard at the top do you think?
07-04-2004, 06:59 AM
It's a gaff that's been left hanging.
07-04-2004, 07:12 AM
I don't know the types at all, but would guess a variety of cargo. That wide flat deck is made for hay, or granite, or lumber. She's basically a barge with a pointy end.
07-05-2004, 04:43 AM
rb; I wonder - I've seen pics of barges with very rectangular sails hung from a horizontal (or nearly so) yard. Perhaps if it's rigged that way, the yard could double as a cargo boom?
[ 07-05-2004, 05:44 AM: Message edited by: Meerkat ]
07-05-2004, 10:57 AM
I think of yards as spars that cross a mast on the forward side with the center of the cross-spar bearing on the mast in some fashion.
07-05-2004, 11:56 AM
Hmmmm.... well, the bit of wood in a gunter rig that moves on the mast is called a yard, I've been told - in contrast to the bit of wood that moves on the mast in a gaff rig that's the gaff... smile.gif
07-05-2004, 12:45 PM
Do you know the trick of staring at a sterio picture with your eyes aligned as if you are looking far away and your lens focused on the pictures so that the two images come togeather in the center as a third image in 3-D? It works with RB's picture above.
07-05-2004, 01:17 PM
San Francisco Bay Scow Sloops were similar though locale and cargo produced differences in rig.
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