A voyage aboard the clipper schooner Shenandoah, built according to mid-19th century sailing ship principles. The pride of Captain Bob Douglas, she has sailed the waters off Martha's Vineyard since 1964. I had the good fortune of spending several days aboard her in the late summer of 2015 with modern day chanteyman Bill Schustik.
Crossing the Atlantic on the modern day clipper ship Stad Amsterdam. Completed in 2000 for the Dutch company Randstad, she is a"modern extreme clipper in historical perspective." Her former first mate Michaël Barbaix provided crucial technical guidance during the writing of Barons of the Sea.
"The Legend of the SS United States." A film by Mark Perry.
A modern race between the schooners Elena and Eleanora, a pair of 1910s Herreshoff replica yachts.
Spark documentary on the rivalry between the luxury liners
SS Normandie and RMS Queen Mary.
Spark documentary on the rivalry of the British and American tea clippers, which raced between China and London, or China and New York from the 1840s to the 1860s. Featuring the Cutty Sark, the last surviving tea clipper.
"The wind was the fuel, they [the crew ] were the engines."