La Belle: Rigging in the days of the spritsail topmast, a reconstruction of a seventeenth-century ship's rig

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dc.contributor.advisor Crisman , Kevin J . en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Bouton , Cynthia A . en_US
dc.creator Corder , Catharine Leigh Inbody en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -01 -15T00 :02 :47Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T19 :30 :52Z
dc.date.available 2010 -01 -15T00 :02 :47Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T19 :30 :52Z
dc.date.created 2007 -12 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 -05 -15 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2012
dc.description.abstract La Belle ?s rigging assemblage has provided a rare and valuable source of knowledge of 17th -century rigging in general and in particular , French and small -ship rigging characteristics . With over 400 individual items including nearly 160 wood and iron artifacts , this assemblage stands out as one of the most substantial and varied among all available rigging assemblages and currently is the only assemblage of 17th -century French rigging published . Furthermore , French rigging in general has not been as well defined as English rigging , nor has the 17th century been as well researched as the 18th . As such , La Belle ?s rigging assemblage has provided a valuable source of knowledge whose research will hopefully provide a valuable foundation on which future studies can be built . Specifically , this project has attempted to catalogue these artifacts and reconstruct a plausible 17th -century French rig . This project has further attempted to define the differences between the better known English rigging features and those more characteristic of the French and Dutch . The reconstruction is based on the specific details derived from La Belle ?s artifacts as well as contemporary French and other continental sources such as rigging assemblages , ship models , treatises , and nautical dictionaries . Together , these have suggested that La Belle probably carried a relatively simple rig with decidedly seventeenth -century characteristics and a Dutch influence . en_US
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.subject Nautical Archaeology en_US
dc.title La Belle : Rigging in the days of the spritsail topmast , a reconstruction of a seventeenth -century ship's rig en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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La Belle: Rigging in the days of the spritsail topmast, a reconstruction of a seventeenth-century ship's rig. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2012 .

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