The Coastal Schooner was the work horse of our coastal trade. In the days of few roads and a strong dependence on the sea well into the early 1900s, the boat has been termed the pick-up truck of the era. She was probably not much more than a hundred tons, and carried everything from timber and coal to bricks, general cargo, and loads of hay to offshore island communities.
Our schooner is shown with only a main topmast, but many also carried a fore topmast. Note the yawl boat towed astern.