Wood Boat


Capstan shanties: Sung while raising anchor. Also known as “stamp and go chanties” because sailors would stomp the deck while turning the capstan.

Halyard shanties (Long Drag Shanty): Sung to the raising and lowering of sails. The crew would rest during the verse and haul during the chorus.

Short drag shanties: Very difficult tasks meant crews could pull less. Short drag shanties were used for such tasks – such as trimming the sails or raising the masthead.

Windlass and pumping shanties: the windlass is also used to raise the anchor. Sailors would pump handles up and down, making the barrel of the windlass rotate to bring the anchor chain up. There were several different types of pumps, which accounts for the variation in the timing of pumping shanties.

Ceremonial shanties and forecastle songs: songs were those sung by sailors on their time off (of which they didn’t have a great deal). Ceremonial shanties were for times of celebration, such as when the sailor paid off his debt to the ship or when they crossed the equator.


17 thoughts on “Wood Boat

  1. Arrr!

    Rattlers cog ahead!

    No time to crack Jenny’s tea-cup now!!


    Thers no time t’ Hang em from th’ Yardarm

    Man the Chase Gun

    Deadmen tell no tales!!

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    • “An exceptional control pitcher with a deceptive pitching motion, the right-handed Joss employed a corkscrew delivery, turning his back entirely to the batter before coming at him with a sidearm motion that confused most hitters.”

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  2. Lineup – Puig gets the day off.

    1. Chase Utley (L) 1B
    2. Corey Seager (L) SS
    3. Justin Turner (R) 3B
    4. Cody Bellinger (L) RF
    5. Joc Pederson (L) CF
    6. Chris Taylor (R) LF
    7. Yasmani Grandal (S) C
    8. Logan Forsythe (R) 2B
    9. Alex Wood (R) P

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    • I’m hoping that by playing out near the right field wall, Belliinger will be reminded to hit a couple balls over that wall!


  3. I started watching from the 4th inning coming home from a feast and I don’t have any words to explain what I think about Alex Wood, except that he was sensational and so was Baez and Jansen .
    Scary game but we’re up by 4 1/2.

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  4. Bellinger definitely has cooled off but the opposition stills seems to respect him. We will all see if he can continue to make the adjustments and continue to earn the respect.

    Baez and Jansen had some big time situations tonight, especially Baez vs Goldschmidt in the 8th. The odds certainly favored Goldie but Baez prevailed.

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  5. Young Mr. Bellinger has a lot on his plate at the moment. I’m not worried about him the man has skills. I am one who believes the upcoming All-Star atmosphere will be good for Cody. Keep in mind. Cody can break out and pummel 3/4/5 balls into the Pavilion on any given night.

    Give him a little space and be patient.


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