Age of Sail





“She bears her down majestically near, Speed on her prow, and terror in her tier." (Lord Byron)

Once upon a time… the first sea story was told, maybe by someone who sat on dry land, watched the waves and imagined things. But certainly by those who returned from the first voyage, tales of wonder, daring and what not. A tradition that is carried on to this day.
Below you find the Wunderkammer’s collection of seaman’s yarn. Tales of wooden ships and iron men, from the earlies to the 19th century, about war at sea, the exploits of the Royal Navy during the 18th and 19th century, victories and defeats, exploration, discovery… and lots of ships.

But see, read and be enchanted by the stories presented below: