Medical Tools

Vessels like SULTANA carried a doctor or surgeon on board.  These are some of the tools of the trade that would be used to assist sick or injured sailors.   …

Living Quarters

Life wasn’t easy for the crew of the original SULTANA.  Take a look at their living quarters below deck as you imagine the daily routine of an 18th century sailor. …

Sultana’s Rigging

The lines running from SULTANA’s masts are known as rigging.  Each line serves a different function.  How is it all organized?   Printables: Additional Links: An instructional video on rigging. …

Sultana Deck Tour

Learn the major parts on SULTANA including directions and the names of her four decks.   Printables: Additional links: Here is an article from the American Sailing Association about the …

Sultana’s Sails

Learn the names of SULTANA’s sails and how their shapes and positions will differently impact her movement.   Printables: Addition Links: An older video exploring what it takes to sail …

Food

Before the days of electricity and refrigeration food had to be preserved and well-suited to transportation for months-long voyages across the ocean.  These are some of the staples of an …

Sultana’s Tiller

SULTANA is steered not by a wheel, but with a tiller.  This device can manipulate the tiller from port to starboard allowing the vessel to maneuver.   Printables: Additional Links: …

Flintlock Musket

This was a common weapon carried onboard SULTANA and across Revolutionary battlefields.  Take a look at how it functions as well as some of its potential shortcomings.    Printables: Additional …

Latitude and Longitude

The imaginary lines that run lengthwise and widthwise across the earth were crucial to navigation in the days before GPS.  Take a look at how sailors used mathematic calculations to …