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Thread #126347   Message #2859174
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
08-Mar-10 - 10:38 AM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Here is the exchange between me and Charley trying to sort out the screwing business. Charley's photo link is the last post.

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It looks like the "wheel" is positioned as the wheel of a ship (am I seeing correctly), and that there are bars/spokes/handles protruding just the same. And it looks like they'd be turning towards the right side of the photo, i.e. the right-most man would be pulling towards himself, while the left-most man would have to sort of push. But honestly, I really can't tell; there is imagination involved. And what on earth is the guy at fore (back towards the photo) doing?