The astonishing array of American rocket boosters for launch on a weekend in August. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

Sep 03, 03:36 AM
Image:  Schooners became favored for some coast-wise commerce after 1850—they enabled a small crew to handle sails. 

The astonishing array of American rocket boosters for launch on a weekend in August. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
Note that in the auld days, 5% of ships that set sail simply never returned.