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Martha's Vineyard Museum Richard Henry Dana

The term ship refers to a particular sail-plan, with three (or more) masts, and square sails on all masts. This differs from a bark's sail-plan, which does not have square sails on the aftermost mast. Whaling vessels rigged as a ship would need more crew to man the sails than one rigged as a bark.

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