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):
Sailing Vessel in Fog
When a ship is on the starboard tack, the fact you'll always know,
Because upon her fog horn a signal blast she'll blow;
And when upon the port tack the blast will then be two,
At frequent intervals the while the fog obscures the view;
And when you hear a triple blast, you'll know, that it would seem,
That the hidden craft is sailing with the wind abaft the beam.