Southern New Jersey Schooner*
Painting by Harry R. Stites

Hundreds of these sailing ships were built in shipyards on the Maurice and Cohansey Rivers from 1830 to 1900. The schooners were used in coastal trade from Nova Scotia to South America. They were the common carriers of their day.

* This image is available for sale as a postcard at the society headquarters at 1229 Front St., Mauricetown, NJ.



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