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Thread #45251 Message #3696974
Posted By: EBarnacle
25-Mar-15 - 10:38 PM
Thread Name: when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost
Subject: RE: when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost
On a snow, the "third mast" is called a Spencer mast and mat be stepped on deck. The purpose of the spencer mast is to allow the gaffs not to interfere with the rigging of the yards which, in that era, were held to the mast with parrels.