Mudcat Café message #3563514 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152346   Message #3563514
Posted By: GUEST,Derrick
02-Oct-13 - 05:03 AM
Thread Name: 'Obscenity' in Chanties/Shanties
Subject: RE: 'Obscenity' in Chanties/Shanties
Dead Horse,
          In the docks I worked in, warping vessels around the harbour was done using capstans on shore,power driven by my time.
A ship at anchor is moored offshore,a vessel alongside is secured by mooring lines.
Pumps were used alongside,as were the clean shanties when they could be overheard.
Yards were hauled aloft using winches or windlasses,when secured aloft they were trimmed using hand hauled ropes.
In the latter days of sail when crews were smaller even the sails were trimmed using winches.