Historical Ships: 1800's
Learn about sailing ships of the 19th century, including the clipper ship. See drawings and photographs and read first-hand accounts of what it was like to be on a sailing ship. Also learn about the what type of foods were on sailing ships as well as the type of gear a sailor would normally have. Included are interactive photos of sailing ships as well as a sailing simulator.
Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship
This site tells the story of a six-year-old girl from Massachusetts. In 1868, she traveled with her family to the whaling grounds of the Pacific Ocean.
Adventures at Sea
Included in this website are instructions on how to tie a sailors' knot, ship logs, the type of foods eaten on ships, sea lingo, how to build your own clipper ship, and a bibliography.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History: On the Water
This website includes narrative accounts of travelers, information on shipwrecks and pirates, an online museum, and lesson plans.
U.S.S. Adams Logbook 1879-1881
This is a digital version of the logbook from the U.S.S. Adams from 1879-1881. It includes a transcription of each page, as well as a digital picture of the original entry.
Rob Ossian's Pirate's Cove: Ships and Sailing Information
Information on sailing ships, rigging, a brief history of sailing, a sailing simulator and more. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Principal Parts and Sails of 19th Century Sailing Ships
This gives a basic description of the sails, masts, and yards for British and American ships.
Ships: A Timeline
This website includes a basic timeline of the history and development of ships.
Virtual Tour of the San Fransisco Maritime
This website gives photographs of specific areas of the ship Balclutha and others.