Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Hector: Three-masted Bootschip (Dutch) or Boatship (English); Length (LOA): 110 ft, Length on deck: 85 ft; Beam: 22 ft; 200 tons burthen; Netherlands; ~1750

Hector was a three-masted bootschip (boatship), a natural 18th century evolution from the 17th century Fluyt. Built around 1750, Hector took Scottish emigrants to Boston and Nova Scotia in the 1770's, her 1773 voyage to Pictou, Nova Scotia probably the best known.

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Loire: La Loire; Fluyt; Length (keel): 110 pieds (117.26 ft); Beam: 28 pieds, 8 pouces (30.6ft); Brest, France; 1684

In 1720 La Loire sailed with 238 settlers from Lorient, France for the Louisiana Colony, christening her the "Mayflower of Louisiana". She brought some of the first skilled and educated French Hainaut colonists to Louisiana. Later she was used as a supply ship between New Orleans and the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Zee Haen: Fluyt; 100 tons; 1640

Zee Haen was one of two ships, the other being the 60 ton Heemskerck, taking part in Abel Tasman's exploration and discovery of Tasmania and New Zealand's South Island, and his charting of the northwest Australian coastline. The Dutch East-India company (VOC) ships left Batavia on the 14th of August 1642. After an eventful and productive voyage, Zee Haen returned to Batavia 6 months later.

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Zwaan: (Swan) Fluyt; 200 tons; Zeeland, Netherlands; 1633

The Swan left Texel for Batavia on December 10, 1633, reprovisioned at S. Vincente and arrived at Batavia on June 10, 1634 after a typical 6-7 month voyage. She stayed in the Indies and was wrecked near the Pescadores on February 16, 1637.

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