The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9242   Message #61201
Posted By: Wotcha
03-Mar-99 - 09:16 PM
Thread Name: sea shanties
Subject: RE: sea shanties
A perfect example of Mr. Nipcheese at work is illustrated in Caroline Alexander's much bandied book, "The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antartic Expedition." Shackleton's logistics man rationed food meticulously while hoarding stuff for himself.

Oh, and on the Chantey theme ... the only two chanteys mentioned, as the crew's favorites, in Ms. Alexander's book (10 trivia points)are Mr. Stormalong and Sailor's Alphabet. A good chanteyman can get you through 22 months stuck on the ice.

Cheers, Brian