(by Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian)
This 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):
A telegraph ship whil'st working a cable,
To get out of the way is clearly not able,
So three lights she carries all through the whole night,
Two of them red and the middle one white;
Her signals by day with the night will compare,
She has two of them round and the middle one square.