Bootship: An 18th century three masted vessel with a rounded bow and stern, and a flat or rounded tafferel. They were either square-rigged on all masts with a spanker on the mizzen, or had a fore-and-aft gaff-rigged mizzen.Also bootschip in Dutch, literally translated as 'boatship". Brigantine: A two-masted vessel with square sails on the foremast and fore-and-aft sails on the mainmast. In the 17th century the term Brigantine was also used to describe any variety of small two-masted square-rigged vessels. Caravel: A relatively small but highly manoeuvrable Portuguese vessel of the 15th and 16th centuries setting lateen sails on two, three, or four masts and sometimes setting a single square sail on the foremast.In the age of sail, boats were essential equipment on any ship.Used as a tender, for shore landing parties, towing, warping, rescue missions, patrols, escape from mutiny, to mention only a few purposes.A former salesman from Adelaide, Bob Jemison, recalled vigorously persuading a shopkeeper to take a single bottle.
The first bottle rolled off the line in a small building on the corner of Crescent and Dowling Streets in Waterloo, Sydney.inventor Dr John Stith Pemberton in his first advertising campaign. He thought two ‘C’s would look good on a label, and came up with the new product’s name.The year was 1886, and Dr Pemberton, a chemist from Atlanta, USA, needed to test the theory. He handwrote it on a label, and with a stroke of the pen created an icon that would last more than a hundred years.Often thought of as some of the most beautiful and elegant sailing vessels ever built.The three-masted Cutty Sark on display at Greenwich, England may well be the best known of the clippers.