First used by the Dutch in the 16th and 17th centuries and later refined in North America from the early 18th century. Used for slavery, fishing, and privateering among other things. First schooner made in Scotland in 1713.
KeywordsScotland, sailboat, sail boat, schooner, 16th century, 17th century, wind-powered, privateering boat, old sailboats, Scottish-made sailboat, early sailboats
Emory R. Johnson Ocean and Inland Water Transportation (New York, NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1909)