Old Photo of Chinese Junk

“A large Chinese Junk running goosewinged. Note the huge mainsail and the different balance of sails and their design.” Old photo from South China Morning Post

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Old Photo of Chinese Junk

  1. Hello… I am looking for a yard to help build a replica of a 90 foot merchant junk that sailed in the armadas of Zheng He about 1400. Supposedly, all the plans and drawings of these great ships were destroyed…?

    Bill Massey

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