Monday, April 14, 2014

Aboard the Eagle- Lines

New London, CT

There is a very rich and colorful lore to sailing and sailing ships.  There are colorful terms for each part of the ship.  To those not familiar to sailing, these just look like neatly coiled ropes.  On a sailing ship, however any rope that has a purpose is called a line.  These all look like lines to me and not just mere ropes.


  1. I will take your word for it. Thanks for the tour.

  2. This is where the phrase, "Learning the ropes." comes from, but of course they are lines as any sailor can tell you. I'm just glad I don't have to set the sky sails or top royals.