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post #25 of Old 02-20-2013
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Re: container ships getting bigger

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Originally Posted by Boasun View Post
Can you imagine putting properly sized Masts & Sails of a clipper ship on one of those over sized floating warehouses? That would be something to seen. The seamen working the royals would have to have parachutes in case they fell off. the royal yardarm.
The are actually developing cargo ships with sails:

B9 Shipping developing 100 percent fossil fuel-free cargo sailing ships

Not quite as big, but the masts on the Maltese Falcon are pretty impressive:





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