Bark Capella

 

 

A barque is square-rigged at fore and main masts, and differs from a ship in having no top, and carrying only fore-and-aft sails at her mizzenmast.  She has at least three masts. All of them are rigged with at least three square sails each, except for the stern most one, which is rigged with fore-and-aft sails.  The large belly of the ship was partitioned into stalls for hauling cattle.  The same wood used to make the partitions was then set horizontally to make bunks for families.  Bunks could be 2 or 3 high depending on the ship.  A family would rent bunks. A bunk was around 6’x 8’ but there was not enough space between bunks for an adult to stand. A floor bunk was raised as water could come in through the hatches in bad weather. 

 

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