We’ve obtained the material to make a lug sail for one of our bateaux.  The historical references to bateau sails is split between square sails and lug sails, with a few more reference to square sails.  I have also found a single reference to a sprit sail.  I made a square sail which we have used for years.  We’d like to make a lug sail to try it out.

I was looking through Ships and Seamanship: The Maritime Prints of J. J. Baugean by John Harland, Anapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2000.  This is a collection of plates published in 1814 and 1819.

On page 73 is a plate with a good view of some simply rigged lug sails.