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Very majestic! I can only imagine the manpower it took to maintain such a vessel.-Anne K.
Indeed they were in use still tens of years. Here is a link to Wikipedia about the Finnish famous school ship "Suomen Joutsen" - "The Finnish Swan". Also other Finnish big three and four masted ships were sailing on last century.
This ship could have been close to new, as they were still building 4 mast barques at that time.They were used as late as 1958 to carry grain from Australia to Europe.There is a great book called: "The Last Trip Around the Horn", by William Stark about a trip made in 1949.
The six masted schooner Wyoming wasn't launched until 1909.