Cruiser OLYMPIA Sail Plan Ceramic Mug

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Whether you're drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between – this mug's for you! It's sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that'll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.

Source: Engraving by Union Iron Works, for the invitation to the launching of OLYMPIA, November, 1892, San Francisco, California.

• Ceramic
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
• White and glossy
 

Like many other vessels built at the end of the 19th Century, Cruiser OLYMPIA was designed to carry sails. Though it is often believed that the rig was a form of auxiliary propulsion, the rig in reality was designed as a means of steadying the vessel in rough weather. Later vessels relied on deeper hulls and bilge keels for stability.

Original image: Gift courtesy of Ronald Burke