The sight of a ship like this making ready to sail in the late 1700’s would have been very interesting to the people of Weymouth. Most of the ships and boats in the harbour traded around the British coast. This one looks like it is preparing for a longer voyage.

But some ships were doing rather more than just trading.

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Weymouth sailing ship Teachers' Notes Find out more about the Voyage and Navigation Find out more about the parts of ship Find out more about the cargoes