The Nonsuch was the ketch that sailed into Hudson Bay in 1668-1669, in the first trading voyage for what was to become the Hudson's Bay Company two years later. A ketch is a Sailing Craft with two masts: a main mast and a shorter Mizzen mast abaft (rearward of the main mast Originally built as a merchant ship in 1650, and later the Royal Navy ketch HMS Nonsuch, the vessel was sold to Sir William Warren in 1667. A merchant vessel is a Ship that transports Cargo and Passengers during peace time The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) A ketch is a Sailing Craft with two masts: a main mast and a shorter Mizzen mast abaft (rearward of the main mast William Robertson Warren ( October 9, 1879 - December 31, 1927) was a Newfoundland lawyer politician The name means "none such", i. e. "unequalled".
A replica of the original Nonsuch, was commissioned by the HBC to celebrate their tercentenary in 1970. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It was crafted using tools and materials familiar to the seventeenth century. When completed, it was placed on a ship and transported to Canada, where it sailed down the Atlantic coast of Canada and the United States. It also sailed through the Great Lakes and then was placed on a semi trailer and taken to Seattle for a voyage down the Pacific coast. The Laurentian Great Lakes are a chain of freshwater lakes located in eastern North America, on the Canada–United States border. It was presented by HBC to the citizens of Manitoba and placed on permanent display in 1973 in the Nonsuch Gallery at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba (then called the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature). Manitoba (English ˌmænɨˈtoʊbə French /manitoba/ is a province of Canada, spanning 647797 square kilometres (250116  sq mi of North America Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. The Manitoba Museum, previously the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature is the largest museum in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. Winnipeg (ˈwɪnɨpɛg is the capital and largest city in the Canadian province of Manitoba, and 7th largest municipality in Canada with a population Manitoba (English ˌmænɨˈtoʊbə French /manitoba/ is a province of Canada, spanning 647797 square kilometres (250116  sq mi of North America Built specifically for the ship, it is a 90 foot gallery giving the feel of a 17th century scene to visitors and shows the ship at the English port of Deptford, just before embarking on her journey to Hudson Bay. Deptford is an area on the south bank of the River Thames in south-east London.