The first five-masted schooner in the world

February 9, 2017

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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