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  • At sea a bonaventure was the French name for a very short mizzen mast, stepped abaft a tall mainmast—in much the same way that this young Indian lad tagged along behind the governor.

    Champlain's Dream

  • A nao was a Portuguese term nef or nau in French for a full-rigged round ship, with large square-rigged sails on two or three masts, sometimes with a lateen-rigged mizzen and a smaller mast called a bonaventure abaft the mizzen.

    Champlain's Dream

  • They carried a spritsail on a yard under the high-angled bowsprit, and a lateen sail on a mizzen or a bonaventure.

    Champlain's Dream

  • The supplies he was giving us were in long sarcins of about the bigness of a demicannon's barrel lashed to the base of the bonaventure.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • Abaft the main-mast were the mizzen, carrying one sail, on a lateen yard, one arm of which nearly touched the deck; and the bonaventure mizzen (which we now call the jigger) rigged in exactly the same way.

    On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien.

  • So canted was she that her mainyard dipped one of its steel sickles into the glassy water, and, had her foremast remained, or more than the broken stump of her bonaventure mizzen, she must have turned over completely.


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  • This navire from Champlain’s 1612 map was typical of vessels he used in North American trade—a midsized merchantman with square-rigged courses and topsails, a martingale beneath the bowsprit, and a lateen-rigged mizzen or bonaventure aft.

    Champlain's Dream


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  • See sarcin.

    October 1, 2008