Tuesday, July 17, 2012


(by Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian) 

These week we're offering another instructive rhyme from Nautical Nursery Rhymes by Billy Ringbolt,  which resides in the Peterson, Peter H. (Capt.) Papers, (SAFR 18665, HDC 571):


Side lights are colored green and red
They show for two miles right ahead,
And circle round they throw their light
Two points abaft the beam at night;
The masthead light five miles is seen,
Shows round same space as red and green.

A staemer under way at night
On foremast has a masthead light,
On starboard side a light of green,
While on the port the red is seen;
And if she takes a ship in tow,
Two masthead lights she then must show.

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