I was thinking about what I would write for S and the word schooner came to mind. The type of sailing ship that many of my ancestors would have arrived onboard to Australia.
Dictionary.com defines schooner: noun
- Nautical, any of various types of sailing vessels having a foremast and main mast, with or without other masts, and having fore-and-aft sails on all lower masts.
- a very tall glass, as for beer.
While researching on Trove and on the Internet I came across the fascinating story of the "Rosebud" after which the town of Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria is named.
|The Argus July 1852, an advertisement for auction the Rosebud and its cargo|
In early 1852, Rosebud was caught inshore by a westerly gale and was soon a total loss after running on to a sandbank. All the goods etc were washed up and were eagerly claimed by the locals. You can read more about Rosebud here.