Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Schooner Edward B. Winslow

 The six-masted schooner Edward B. Winslow being launched in Bath Me. in 1906.

She carried bulk cargo up and down the east coast for many years, carrying any load that paid; lumber, coal, granite or cement and in order to make a profit, usually overloaded. Arson was suspected when she caught fire and sunk in the North Sea while carrying war supplies in WW1. 

2 comments:

Graham Clayton said...

The Edward B Winslow was so long that telephone communication was required for the bow and stern to communicate with each other. Only 10 6-masted schooners were built between 1900 and 1909.

Mister G said...

Ungainly looking thing, but obviously seaworthy if it was being used across the Atlantic!