Usefulness of Coopers
A lot of colonial coopers did their work on plantations to produce the large amount of hogsheads that are needed to ship tobacco from Virginia all the way to Great Britain. Some different coopers did their jobs in towns such as Williams-burg, morphing slaves and hoops into many different things such as butter churns and tubs. Coopers have also been found in merchant and military vessels, since casks where so common aboard many different ships.
What goes into casks?
Coopers also crafted many different casks which held substances such as, flour, gunpowder, tobacco and other commodities. Casks also served as shipping containers and could hold many different liquids.
As you can see, coopers are very important. And without coopers, we wouldn't be where we are today, because without casks, we couldn't trade with Britain, or any other colonies.