Papeete (schooner)

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History
French Polynesia
Name: Papeete
Owner: Built for Tahitian owners
Builder: Matthew Turner, Benicia, California
Launched: 1891
Status: Still afloat in 1929
General characteristics
Class and type: 2-masted schooner
Tons burthen: 127 tons [1]

The Papeete was a schooner built in 1891 by Matthew Turner, a San Francisco Bay Area shipbuilder who had extensive business interests in Tahiti. The ship was known for a fast passage from San Francisco to Tahiti of 17 days.[2]

She was built to serve in the packet trade, as was the similarly named barquentine City of Papeete.[3]

Schooner Papeete was still afloat in 1929.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gibbs, Jim (1968). West Coast Windjammers in Story and Pictures. Seattle: Superior Publishing Co. p. 154. ISBN 978-0-517-17060-1. 
  2. ^ Gibbs, Jim (1968). West Coast Windjammers in Story and Pictures. Seattle: Superior Publishing Co. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-517-17060-1. 
  3. ^ Lyman, John (1941). The sailing vessels of the Pacific coast and their builders, 1850-1905. San Diego: Maritime Research Society of San Diego. p. 5. OCLC 16000833.