You may already know about the Library of Congress's nearly 30,000 copyright free images available on Flickr, and if you've enjoyed those then you'll definitely enjoy the British Library's collection of Ships & Boats. Among the fully rigged ships you'll find great examples of vernacular small boats in use, with snippets of text around them that give clues about the action in the scenes.Click through to an image, and you'll find that the library posted all of the bibliography data for each, including the publication date. The real treasure might be that there are links to download full PDFs of the books in which they appear. It's a fantastic database to mine; well organized and open to all.Here are a few favorites:

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