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Thread #128220   Message #2873479
Posted By: Steve Gardham
27-Mar-10 - 04:28 PM
Thread Name: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Subject: RE: The Advent and Development of Chanties
. 'What's more, at the time, Dana is on a larger brig the CATALINA, which one would think "needed" shanties more -- that is, if they were available.,'

Gibb, I may be wrong here but I would have thought the reverse would apply. The larger the ship, the more hands, the less need for shanties. If I remember rightly in the heyday of shantying they came into their own on the clippers and packets notorious for being undermanned.

'yet there was a plenty of room to move about in, more discipline and system, more men, and more good will.'