The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: June 19

WILLIAMSBURG, June 19, 1779.
To be SOLD, in the city of Williamsburg, on Thursday the 24th of this instant (June) for ready money, or tobacco at the current price, The brigantine Gouverneur, with her guns and materials, she is about 130 tuns burthen, a remarkable fine and fast sailing vessel, and lies in Matchapungo inlet upon the Eastern Shore. Also three fourths of the schooner Good Intent, about 50 tuns burthen, lately arrived into Curratuck, and ordered round to South Quay. Inventories will be shewn on the day of sale. PLEASANTS, SHORE, & Co.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Nicolson) June 19, 1779

About this entry:

A BRIGANTINE or BRIG, for short, is a merchant-ship with two masts, at least one of which is square rigged. A SCHOONER is a smaller vessel with two or more masts that is easily maneuverable and used for fishing or cargo in coastal water.

Sources: OED

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