Pick a song
Tales of the Phantom Ship - Lennie Gallant
The Nellie J Banks - Lennie Gallant (Performed by Manchester Run)
(Note: The Cover I had for inspiration is by Jar O'Comfort, but I cannot find a link)
These two songs were from a CD brought back from Nova Scotia. They served as inspiration for Phinneus Cromwell.
In particular, Tales of the Phantom Ship was originally used to describe the Northstar, as it is a schooner that flies without the use of a balloon. The sails and rigging appear to be on fire as a result of the massive electric field created. The Nellie J Banks provided the inspiration of a water smuggling, often drunk, captain.
Modern Major General from The Pirates of Penzance also served as some inspiration as well.