Miss Morris

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They were used for heavy cargo right up to WWII. The square sails were to help push the ship's head across the wind when changing tack in coastal waters where searoom may have been restricted. There were thousands of them in the 19th and 20th centuries.
 

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They were used for heavy cargo right up to WWII. The square sails were to help push the ship's head across the wind when changing tack in coastal waters where searoom may have been restricted. There were thousands of them in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Thank you for the reply. Another bit of Maritime knowledge gained.
 

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A top sail schooner would be my choice of vessel today...if I could own a vessel. Less crew, less space......but plenty of adventure.

Rob(Super drawing)
 
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