The first five-masted schooner in the world

In 1888, Cornelius and Joseph Davis, residents of Pleasant Street in Somerset, made history by designing the first five-masted schooner in the world. It was called the Governor Ames and it continues to be celebrated in seafarer's lore.

Photo: Governor Ames on left in port loading supplies

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Friends of Somerset Historic Preservation

(FOSHP) is an organization of Somerset

residents whose interest is the preservation of our historic structures and landmarks.

Our goal is to identify, commemorate, and preserve our local treasures,not only for today's residents but for future generations of townspeople as well.


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Somerset, MA 02726

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