My vector drawing of a 19th century Pilot Cutter. (not auto trace)
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During the 19th century, it was the local pilot with his pilot cutter and intimate knowledge of the rocks, reefs and tides who turned treacherous places into safe havens for the ships that crossed our oceans. In these demanding conditions the pilot cutters evolved into fast, strong and seaworthy craft that sailed the open seas all year round, going far out in search of ships.