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Thread #126347 Message #2860092
Posted By: shipcmo
09-Mar-10 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
One advantage of being a ship's Captain, on the high seas, is the ability to declare Noon. And if the yardarm id adjustable (as it was on my schooner), it is possible to declare "the Sun to be below the yardarm", and anyhow, after some "trying work", It is always "Time to Splice the Mainbrace". (I actually had one on the Godspeed.)