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Old 6th February 2017, 11:57
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Crossing the line shinnanigans....

Looking through my old snaps, saw this from the Maplebank (white crew) voyage of 1955 showing the Bosun in lifelike get up, and next to him the Chief Steward. This crew went to a lot of trouble, but on some ships it was a very makeshift affair or quite often not recognised at all. On the Hazelbank I was just lashed to the open rails while the 3/0 applied Stockholm tar and soft soap etc...

Are there any interesting stories out there?
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