Cruiser OLYMPIA Sail Plan Blanket

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Do you feel that your home is missing an eye-catching, yet practical design element? Solve this problem with a soft silk touch throw blanket that's ideal for lounging on the couch during chilly evenings.

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

• 100% polyester
• Blanket size: 50″ × 60″
• Soft silk touch fabric
• Printing on one side
• White reverse side
• Machine-washable

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