I've not noticed this configuration of masts before. Is it a lightship?
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By: kjfitz


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@ 2007-04-17 19:44:54
It's a Brigantine. The main mast is gaff-rigged like a schooner, and the foremast has square-rigged sails. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigantine
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@ 2007-04-17 19:53:32
Hi kjfitz .. I forgot to log in when adding the above.

It looks a lot like this ship: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaisei_(ship), but that means the sat image must be a few years old.