Text-Book of Seamanship, 1891, is an updated age of sail textbook...
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The Equipping and Handling


This is very comprehensive. Revised 1891. Hyperlinks a bit lower on the page.

There is much more here.
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posted by basicchannel at 1:51 AM on March 8, 2014

Oh, god, the amount of rope and stuff that goes into rigging a ship is immense. Not to speak about the knowledge needed to get it all to work.
posted by Harald74 at 4:01 AM on March 8, 2014

Oh man I'm looking forward to digging in to this.. thank you!
posted by bird internet at 4:41 AM on March 8, 2014

This is great. Thanks. Once you've gotten your vessel underway, you'll want some idea about how to get where you want to go…

American Practical Navigator
The American Practical Navigator, first published in 1802, was billed as the "epitome of navigation" by its original author, Nathaniel Bowditch. The text has evolved with the advances in navigation practices since that first issue and continues to serve as a valuable reference for marine navigation in the modern day.
posted by ob1quixote at 5:22 AM on March 8, 2014 [1 favorite]

This looks interesting! Thanks, vapidave!
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:32 AM on March 8, 2014

Brillant! Looking forward to comparing all the terms and procedures against what Patrick O'Brien described from a century earlier. Thanks for the links!
posted by runincircles at 5:57 AM on March 8, 2014

I see that the Daily Routine in Port includes the 9PM Tattoo.
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:42 AM on March 8, 2014

Thanks, vapidave.
posted by islander at 11:07 AM on March 8, 2014

This is an awesome post.
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 6:31 PM on March 8, 2014

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