The Nil Desperandum (lat. Don’t desperate), today a stately 3-mast schooner, was build in 1894 at Van Duijvendijk in Papendrecht as a two-mast clipper. Then the ship is been build as a cargo ship with only sails, without engine, to sail across the dutch waterways. She transported for example potatoes, sugar, beets, manure and peat. She did it this way until about the 1950.