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Posted By: Dead Horse
02-Oct-13 - 08:02 AM
Thread Name: 'Obscenity' in Chanties/Shanties
Subject: RE: 'Obscenity' in Chanties/Shanties
Quite so Derrick. But you are describing a well appointed port with power capstans etc. I should guess that most of the vessels also had power themselves, and access to steam or turbine engined tugs etc, and that a shanty was seldom heard at all.