Fair Winds for Global Commerce by Sail – April 16, 2013
Shipping industry is showing renewed interest in fleets powered by wind energy
International cargo ports in Europe and the Caribbean are occasionally treated to an unusual sight these days – cargo vessels with billowing sails slipping in to dock between hulking container ships. The vessels are a symbol of a possible renaissance of the golden age of sail, a period that historians say ended sometime around the last decades of the nineteenth century.
Photo courtesy Michel Floch/ TOWT
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by: Robert Bateman