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  • Order "Silent Pilots" - Figureheads in the Mystic Seaport Museum - Today!
  • Order "Windjammers" - by Thornton J. Hains - Today!
  • Order "Figureheads" - by Gian Carlo - Today!
  • Order "Deep Water Sail" - by Harold A. Underhill - Today!
  • Order "Shipcarvers of North America" - by Marion Vernon Brewington - Today!
  • Order "American Figureheads and their Carvers" - by Pauline A. Pinckney - Today!
  • Order "Valhalla" - The Tresco Ships Figurehead Collection - Today!
  • Order "Pacific Square-Riggers" - Pictorial History of the Great Windships of Yesteryear - by Jim Gibbs - Today!
  • Order "The Down Easters" - American Deep Water Sailing Ships - 1869-1929 - by Basil Lubbock - Today!
  • Order "Sail, the Romance of the Clipper Ship" - by Basil Lubbock - Today!
  • Order "Greyhounds of the Sea" - The Story of the American Clipper Ships - by Carl C. Cutler - Today!
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    The famous Bostonian clipper shipbuilder,Donald Mackay in the 1800s decorated his ships with elegant figureheads. He was a very successful builder and one author described in his passage,'The Building of a Ship'...

    'And at the bows and image stood, By a cunning artist carved in wood, With robes of white that far behind Seemed to be fluttering in the wind. It was not shaped in a Classic mould, Not like a Nymph or Goddess of old, Nor Naiad rising from the water, But modelled from the Master's daughter! On many a dreary and misty night, 'Twill be seen by the rays of the signal light Speeding along through the rain and the dark, Like a ghost in its snow-white sark, The pilot of some phantom bark, Guiding the vessel, in its flight, By a path none other knows aright!.....

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    Figurehead Carving

    Figurehead carving continues...........
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