William A. Morse

Schooner. Built in Essex in 1896. Noted in 1906 Schooner Records, available as a PDF file from the Provincetown History Preservation Project. Capt. Marion A. Perry, whose fame came from his command of the Rose Dorothea, was at one time master of this boat, according to Josef Berger — writing pseudonymously as Jeremiah Digges — in his 1941 book, In Great Waters: The Story of the Portuguese Fishermen, page 202. Another well-known master was Capt. Antone Almeida White, who also skippered the ill-fated Natalie J. Nelson.

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