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A pinnace was a small vessel navigated by oars and sails. It generally had two masts, on which a main sail and foresail were suspended from gaffs extending from the mast towards the stern. This allowed the sails to be stretched out by booms attached to the masts.

Prepared by: Turnbull, P.
Created: 15 October 2001
Modified: 1 December 2001

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000081

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