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Knockabout: - a type of schooner without a bowsprit.they had long bow overhangs to hand easy at the wharves and  prevent loss of life at sea cause by men being  washed off  the bowsprit when furling heavy sails in heavy weather . The designer of the first schooner  of this type was McManus . in the schooner Helen B Thomas built in Essex 1901 Information from History of American Schooner by Howard Chapelle
She was a bowspritless "knockabout". She was 121'6" from stem to stern. "ADVENTURE" was solidly built of oak and pine in Essex, Massachusetts in 1926. Carrying a full sailing rig, diesel engine and 14 dories, she spent the next 27 years fishing the North Atlantic's bountiful outer banks from her home port of Gloucester. .

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