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Thread #164243   Message #4155317
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
16-Oct-22 - 07:44 PM
Thread Name: Cotton screwing songs
Subject: RE: Cotton screwing songs
Going meta here: Does Mudcat have an existing "steeving song" thread?

On jackscrews &c: Wool is another cargo that got screwed in but no songs yet. And American east coast Sea Island extra long staple cotton never even got baled... gently bagged, thank you.

In developed ports the task was for a specialized union, or near to it. So-called harbour Staple Rights &c were often a $cam for the locals. Dana's way out in the boondocks. They're on their own for everything.