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Paul Pless
02-19-2015, 08:02 AM
is this how they all ended up after motors became cheap?

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wizbang 13
02-19-2015, 01:04 PM
I think they take the big main off when actually fishing on the banks. On West Indian schooners, they just eliminate the main mast.

wizbang 13
02-19-2015, 01:05 PM
But wait, that is not a banks schooner, I dunno what I am talking about

Dan Payne
02-20-2015, 12:53 AM
On the Great Lakes, sail to motor, then barge, then breakwater, then land fill. (I'm sure not unique to the lakes)
The Schooner "Lilly E" is under the current South Shore Yacht Club (Milwaukee) main entrance.

02-21-2015, 05:26 PM
Is it not a banks schooner? Looks like a Fredonia model, if I had to guess, though admittedly my eye for such things is not as good as it was. After a quick look I'm not actually sure what she's rigged for. Dory on deck and nets over the side, maybe seining? Dunno. But anyway, I can't speak for all fishing schooners, but yes, I do believe it was a pretty common set-up. A few examples that come to mind are the Adventure, American Eagle, and a lot of the famous racers (Thebaud, etc.) wound up that way. The Sherman Zwicker is still rigged as such. Fishermen as a whole embraced engines pretty much wholeheartedly once they became commonly available, and the pure sailers disappeared pretty quickly. Sailing was blasted hard work.


Peerie Maa
02-21-2015, 06:33 PM
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Could almost be the same schooner.