While in Savannah the "Peacemaker Ship" was in the harbor. I know very little about this religious group that calls themselves the Twelve Tribes and assume they have some controversy since they are so different but if you click on the blog title you can learn more from their web site. The ship itself was very interesting and a tour of most of the ship was available free to the pubic. It was spotless and almost looked as though it had never seen a voyage. This group has plans to dock at various ports throughout the U.S. They sell pottery and other items and accept donations to raise funds.
I took most of these pictures just for Maggie at Postcards who is intrigued by ships and recently posted a very nice photo of one. You may also enjoy this post if you also like old style ships and rigging.
The old phrase to "show them the ropes" certainly comes to mind when looking at this photo. I cannot begin to imagine how complicated sailing this ship would be and how everyone would have to 'dance' together when needed. This is called a barquentine rig and I know nothing about it, but it sounds so romantic. Hubby has just finished reading the entire Master and Commander series by Patrick O'Brian (which I gave him one birthday) and was into this self guided tour big time.
Looks like they may need a rope weaver for this important rope above.
Above is the command center, of course.
Clearly every detail was carefully preserved including keeping several stained glass doors near the former bar. This ship was built by Italian craftsmen in Brazil and launched in 1989 by a Brazilian industrialist before it was sold to this group. It is quite beautiful. Feel free to click on photos for a closer look.