Schooner 'William Booth' on Saco River, ca. 1905

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Schooner 'William Booth' on Saco River, ca. 1905

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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.

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.

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  • Title: Schooner 'William Booth' on Saco River, ca. 1905
  • Creator: Gay, Robert H.
  • Creation Date: circa 1905
  • Subject Date: circa 1905
  • Local Name: Pistol Point
  • Town: Biddeford , Mystic
  • County: New London, York
  • State: CT, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.8 cm x 17.6 cm
  • Local Code: mca413A
  • Collection: Robert H. Gay Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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