{The Friday 56} Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World

Freda over @ Freda’s Voice has taken over the hosting of this fun weekly meme. All you have to do is:

* Grab a book, closest.
* Turn to page 56, find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of the blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to Tonya’s blog
*Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest or most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST!

I love doing indepth research for my novels. This book helps me when I’m trying to describe the ships and understand the different types, demensions, cargo loads, and even number of crewmen. And the photograghs are so amazing – I could get lost at sea just staring at them!!! 🙂

Title: Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World

Author: Otmar Schäuffelen

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Madonna (Nation: Denmark)

The Former cargo-carrying three-masted schooner recieved the name Talata and was sold to the shipowner Per Henriksen in 1974. 

4 thoughts on “{The Friday 56} Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World

  1. HA! Now that is an interesting teaser..LOL..I just had my history lesson for the day…:D You must be studying up…

    Hope you have a great Friday, Kelsey!!!


  2. Very interesting book! I am one who travels to the Tall Ships festival when it comes to town, or rather comes near me.

    Thanks for participating!


  3. So awesome that you enjoy your research! Every summer Chicago hosts a tall ships festival at Navy Pier and once I was accidentally there—it was so cool! I imagine you must have stuff like that on the East Coast all the time huh?


  4. What a cool meme! I have a ton of magazines within reach but the book I’m currently reading–Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin is up on my nightstand. That’s awesome you get into your research. I learned the difference between a ship and a boat when writing my novel, but very little beyond that ha ha.


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