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.
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.
Ungainly looking thing, but obviously seaworthy if it was being used across the Atlantic!
She was my great great uncles ship. Henry Butler
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