Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sailing Vessel in Fog

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.

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