Monday, October 26th, 2015
Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada
Weather: Partly cloudy, cool, H 9c L 4c, barometer 1014
Daily Log: Today’s first lesson arrived at our morning muster, directly after breakfast. The Captain spoke about the importance of continually checking the lines when it’s raining and putting slack in them whenever necessary. When wet, the manila lines tighten up significantly. If they are not slacked the lines themselves can snap or, worse, the t’gallant and royal yards can actually be bowed out of shape. Now that the ship has almost every sail bent on, the focus to her lines must be sharpened. If crew members are unsure of what lines to attend to, a lesson is certainly in order. It may sound cliche, but while we are out to sea the ship will take care of us as long as we take care of her.
Ship’s Work: Load topmast blank; prime focs’l head eagle; continue to oil chain; prime headrig seizings; load ship and stow for sea.
Training: short weather lesson regarding frontal passage and associated weather.
Engine room: removed old DC start box; clean and organize engine room.