Throughout the period of sail, the word also was used as a shortening of the barca-longa of the Mediterranean Sea.
In the news
- By air, land and sea
Press Herald, ME -
... The US Coast Guard's Barque Eagle - "the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes and the only square-rigger in US government service," the Coast Guard ...
- 1. Jean Camille Nasson. Known mostly by his last name, Nasson ...
Miami Herald (subscription), FL -
... exhibition. He carves figures in wood, with nails and found objects. His piece Barque Agwe is the centerpiece of the show. 2. Sen Jak. ...
- Romanian tall ship Mircea to call at Malta
Malta Independent, Malta -
... An A class barque, the Mircea was built in 1938-1939 at the Blohm und Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and was commissioned by the Romanian Royal Navy. ...
- The Tour That Never Was
New York Times, NY -
... to point out the Empire State Building, another to point out the South Street Seaport, which is marked only by the tip of the mizzenmast of the barque Peking. ...
- Cutter Eagle spends day in Portland
WMTW, ME -
... waterfront. The Eagle is a three-masted, square-rigged barque that serves as the official training vessel of the US Coast Guard Academy. ...
A barque, sometimes spelled bark, was a particular type of ship's hull in the mid-18th century. It was a ship-rigged vessel with a plain bluff bow but a full stem with windows. HM Bark Endeavour, commanded by Captain James Cook was a famous example.