During the hay day of commercial sail, there were quite literally thousands of working craft sailing to and from ports all over England to ply their trades locally, regionally or internationally. From humble fishing boats to full rigged wind jammers they set of daily to shoot their nets, transport raw materials or otherwise ply their trades. The sight of gaff, lug, sprit and square sail were a familiar sight all around our shorelines. These halcyon days are all but gone, but occasionally we can see one or the other survivor of those days unfurl their wings and fly. In fact, there has been a revival of sorts and more traditional sailing vessels have and are being built again. One such outfit is Working Sail operating out of Cornwall and headed by shipwright and captain Luke Powell. Many of the boats in this series of pictures were built by him.