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Old 09-01-2011, 10:48   #1
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Interesting Tidbit

Bo'sun: In the 17th century, ships were required by law to carry three boats, which were named respectively (1) the BOAT, (2) the COCK, and (3) the SKIFF. The men in charge were rated BOATSWAIN, COCKSWAIN and SKIFFSWAIN. Swain meant lover or keeper.
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So thats whats to blame for the rumours about sailor's and turns in the rum barrel... the second one....
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2=1, 1=0

As told to a boat salesman at the boat show by "she who must be obey'd"
Two engines one engine, one engine no engine...
After 55 years on the water...that statement has been proven many times over...
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Thanks...that is a cool little tidbit.
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Oprah reunites Tiffany Smith & Nathan Lichtwar after rescue.

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OK,here we go!

A Red Cedar wood, Juniperus Bermudiana, was highly prized in the 17th and 18th centuries as a boat building material which was light, strong and worm resistant.
It is a Bermuda endemic.
Bermuda built sloop-of war vessels were popular with the Royal Navy for their speed and sea-worthiness.
The Vessel used to carry word of Nelson's victory at Trafalgar back to London, was Bermuda built, as was the vessel aboard which Francis Scott Keyes was imprisoned, from which he watched the battle rage, and was inspired to pen the American National Anthem.
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A barge?

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Bo'sun: In the 17th century, ships were required by law to carry three boats, which were named respectively (1) the BOAT, (2) the COCK, and (3) the SKIFF. The men in charge were rated BOATSWAIN, COCKSWAIN and SKIFFSWAIN. Swain meant lover or keeper.
And in later years, boats carried aboard included the Captain's Gig (which was used for, among other things, checking on the work of the painters and spotting errors and omissions which were called 'holidays').

And the Admiral's Barge; an example pictured here. It is about 55 feet overall, jarrah carvel glassed over, and built in the naval yards of Portsmouth UK in 1912. The Admiral's quarters were, of course, aft. There is more on my SBCSA blogspot here: Angas Inlet
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what a great collection of boats. very nice
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Bo'sun: In the 17th century, ships were required by law to carry three boats, which were named respectively (1) the BOAT, (2) the COCK, and (3) the SKIFF. The men in charge were rated BOATSWAIN, COCKSWAIN and SKIFFSWAIN. Swain meant lover or keeper.
Isn't there a brentswain?
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