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Thread #128220 Message #2871791
Posted By: Steve Gardham
25-Mar-10 - 04:12 PM
Thread Name: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Subject: RE: The Advent and Development of Chanties
'In the 1811 Jamaica case, the capstan is vaguely alluded to' How vaguely? Was the word 'capstan' used? Could the writer be confusing it with some sort of windlass, crab winch or even a type of cotton screw?