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|Loire: La Loire; Fluyt; Length (keel): 110 pieds (117.26 ft); Beam: 28 pieds, 8 pouces (30.6ft); Brest, France; 1684|
In 1720 La Loire sailed with 238 settlers from Lorient, France for the Louisiana Colony, christening her the "Mayflower of Louisiana". She brought some of the first skilled and educated French Hainaut colonists to Louisiana. Later she was used as a supply ship between New Orleans and the mouth of the Mississippi River.