The names of the seven masts of the Thomas W. Lawson have been the subject for some discussion.
|Original sail plan
||No. 1||No. 2||No. 3||No. 4||No. 5||No. 6||No. 7
|Axel Larson 
||No. 1||No. 2||No. 3||No. 4||No. 5 ||No. 6 ||Spanker
||Fore ||Main ||Mizzen ||Spanker ||Jigger ||Driver ||Pusher
||Forecastle ||Fore ||Main ||Mizzen ||Jigger ||Spanker ||After
|Capt. Frank H. Peterson 
|Later changed 
||Fore||Main||Mizzen||No.4 ||No. 5||No. 6 ||Spanker
|Capt. Arthur Crowley 
||Fore||Main||Mizzen||No.4||No. 5||No. 6 ||Spanker
|Capt. William Holland 
||Fore ||Main ||Mizzen ||Jigger ||Spanker ||Driver ||Rudder Mast
|Douglas Lawson 
||Fore||Main ||Mizzen ||Spanker ||Rider ||Driver ||Jigger
|Capt. Ernest D. Sproul  ||Fore ||Main ||Mizzen ||Middle ||Spanker ||Driver ||Pusher
|Charles H. Lincoln 
||Sunday||Monday ||Tuesday ||Wednesday ||Thursday ||Friday||Saturday
- Axel Larson, Foreman Rigger at the Atlantic Works of the Boston Plant. Notes at the Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum.
- According to Capt. Frank H. Peterson, secretary of the Boston Marine Society Capt. Arthur Crowley told him what the masts were originally called.
- Capt. Arthur L. Crowley, the first master of the Thomas W. Lawson, in a letter preserved at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.
- Capt. William Holland of Bradford: "Having served as quartermaster on
the Thomas W. Lawson, I feel I must know the names of the sticks she had in her."
- Douglas Lawson was the son of Thomas W. Lawson.
- Capt. Ernest D. Sproul of the Old State House Marine
- Charles H. Lincoln of the Boston Post and a literary associate of
Thomas W. Lawson has said that Lawson told him that the masts were named for the
days of the week.
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