The only man available with a knowledge of the fore-and-aft rig was Stewart McCord, the second engineer.
The fore-and-aft rig in its simplicity and the beauty of its aspect under every angle of vision is, I believe, unapproachable.
His invention was the Yankee schooner of fore-and-aft rig, and he gave to this type of vessel its name.
About two dozen or more yachts make use of it, among them being steamers and vessels of every method of fore-and-aft rig.
Lightness and concentrated power are the great qualities of fore-and-aft rig.
Sloop—A craft with a single mast and fore-and-aft rig, in its simplest form a mainsail and jib.
Technically speaking, the endangered vessel is not a ship, but a barque, as betokened by the fore-and-aft rig of her mizenmast.
It is a well-known fact that the fore-and-aft rig was best understood in America, where it had really been brought to perfection.