Sixpence for the Wind: A Knot of Nautical Folklore

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Dundurn, Sep 30, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 143 pages
An introduction to the field of sealore, the collected wisdom and superstition of seafarers.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Brass Monkeys and Swinging Cats
6
The Nonexistent
11
Sea Monsters
17
The Pirates
23
Famous Ships
30
Mermaids
37
Micknames
42
The Survivors
79
Fighting Seamen
86
Fast Ships
93
The Explorers
99
Ghostly Ships and the Devil Sea
107
Stormy Places
114
The Superstitious Seaman
120
Blood Boats and Bucko Mates
127

Women at Sea
51
Neptune Nereids and a Master Carpenter
65
The Greenlandmen
67
Pressing Jack
73
Drink and the Seaman
133
Glossary
138
Bibliography
141
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