Mudcat Café message #3563584 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152346   Message #3563584
Posted By: GUEST,Derrick
02-Oct-13 - 08:53 AM
Thread Name: 'Obscenity' in Chanties/Shanties
Subject: RE: 'Obscenity' in Chanties/Shanties
True Deadhorse, in my time (40 years ago) the capstanss were powered,before the advent of steam and electricity the same techique was used with manual capstans.The use of tugs in confined waters such as a basin is not impossible but tricky. Shanties by the 60,s were largely sung by dry land sailors in folk clubs.