Ships and the Sea
 
 
THE SEA
 
A poem by John Laurent Giles (1901-1969), the naval architect who designed a series of outstanding ocean racing and cruising yachts and powerboats.
 
Linocut.  Printed by John Grice at the Evergreen
 
SPURN LIGHTSHIP
 
The first recorded aid for navigating the River Humber was a beacon erected on Spurn Point by a hermit, Richard Redebarrow, in 1427.  The original Spurn Light Vessel was built in 1927 and placed on
 
THE SHIP OF THE THREE WISE MEN
 
Waves wash the sides of the hull of a cargo ship carrying three unmarked containers.  Converging winds blow  flags and loading gantries in opposite directions.  The outlines of the crew are on the
 
THE RELIEF OF THE ARK
 
The Ark is depicted here as a City of God on the sea – a large, square raft with wide buoyancy compartment on the four sides.  Each corner of the ship has a mooring bollard. The sides of the ark