Visitors to this blog would know that I am, personally, obsessed with the idea of transporting goods by sea, and by sailships in particular. Treehugger and Low Tech Magazine, both blogs that I subscribe to and which can be accessed through the reading lists here, have taken up the cause as the following posts indicate: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/04/slow-freight-wind-powered-transport.php and http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/04/slow-freight-goes-high-tech.php Low Tech Mag's original story that sparked this discussion is: http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2009/04/cargo-ships-then-and-now.html
Those who have their own views on this subject, are welcome to post there. I hope someone with an entrepreneurial bent thinks about this and does something like start a shipping business with sailships . . .