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Thread #169158 Message #4088182
Posted By: EBarnacle
15-Jan-21 - 05:21 PM
Thread Name: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
Back in the 70's I had chance to chat with Irving Johnson of Yankee fame, as well as the filmer of "Peking Battles Cape Horn." He had sailed where the chanteys would have been sung in the last age of commercial sail. He said that neither in the brigantine Yankee nor aboard Peking did anyone work to chanteys. On Peking there were too few sailors to spare a useful hand or breath for chanteys and on Yankee the sails were too small.