- Item 27764 - Schooner 'William Booth' on Saco River, ca. 1905
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- Item 27764
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Port stern view of the three-masted schooner William Booth from the M.B. McDonald & Sons shipyard, Pistol Point, Mystic. The William Booth was the first schooner built at the McDonald & Sons shipyard.Show Details
It was named after William Booth (1848-1927), owner and president of Booth Brothers & Hurricane Island Granite Co.
Schooners are sailing ships with at least two masts (foremast and mainmast), with the mainmast being the taller. The word derives from the term "schoon/scoon" meaning to move smoothly and quickly.