Winans Cigar Ships (1860s-1890s)

Besides steam guns, one of my other research interests is a unique class of 19th Century steam ships, called Winans Cigar Ships, that were developed by Maryland inventor Ross Winans and his sons. A fellow Winans enthusiast has created a beautiful website featuring 3rd reconstructions of the ships. Check it out at Be sure to look at the page closely – the images of the ironclad vessels they tried to convince the Russians to develop in the 1860s would have been truly incredible.


One Response to “Winans Cigar Ships (1860s-1890s)”

  1. The link above is out of date. The new address for the Cigar Ships page is:

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