A Brig Named Sea Nymph
Today's heavy haulage is done on our roads.
Big trucks move goods from one major centre to another and the drivers are given a special place in the pantheon of workers.
A hundred and fifty years ago that role was filled by the many small vessels which plied the sea roads of our coast.
The cutters, schooners, brigs, barques and clippers carried the cargoes and the people of a developing nation.
The master was often the salesman once in harbour and he developed a mystique similar to a modern long haul truckie.
This is the story of one such vessel and its succession of masters.
A brig named Sea Nymph.