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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.
About This Item
- 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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