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Charles W. Morgan
John Paul Jones
Launch of the Flying Cloud
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was one of the great fleet of cargo
which, from the early 1800's to early 1900's carried most of the American coastwise commerce. Vessels which were rigged with square sails to take advantage of the trade winds could not maneuver as readily in crowded waters or against head winds. Consequently schooners rigged with so-called "
fore and aft
" sails replaced them, and became the standard of the American coastwise trade. As the original two-masted schooners increased in size, they were given more masts, culminating in six-masters, and even one seven-master, until they were driven off the seas by
in the early 1900's. The
was designed by Joseph Dyer for the lumber trade between Florida, Georgia, and New York, and was built by David Clark for Henry Parsons and others.
Construction of the
This is a photo of builders constructing the ceiling of the schooner
This is a photo of builders standing standing on the starboard side of the schooner
Important People in the Life of the Ship
Joseph Dyer - Designer
David Clark - Builder
Books in our collection about Maine Schooners
Windjammers of the Main coast
A passage in time : along the coast of Maine by schooner
The global schooner : origins, development, design & construction 1695-1845
Wooden boats : in pursuit of the perfect craft at an American boatyard
Schooner Savannah and builders, David Clark shipyard, Kennebunkport, 1901
Photograph of the construction of the schooner Savannah, specifically "installing the ceiling."
Photograph of the builders standing on the starboard side of the schooner Savannah
Sea Dragon's Schooner Links
If you are on campus, you can read more about the
in American History Online
If you are on campus, you can read more about American
in American History Online.
Links to other Schooners in the Addison Collection
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