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Old 10th February 2019, 22:51
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"In the background is the Hotel Tacoma and, right, the civic tower." Says the Italian text. And Tacoma in Washington is where you would find Wilhelm Hester, but that townscape does not look like the USA to me. In addition, I have gotten so used to seeing sawmills and other square-riggers in the background of Hester pictures that I just had to look up that hotel. I guess the artist who made this have prettified the surroundings a little: https://sherrlock.files.wordpress.co...-etch-web1.jpg But it is the same building.

You must have learned about the jubilee rig somewhere else, there is nothing about it in that little square format book by Svensson and Macfie. I have the Norwegian edition, it was lying around on the M/S Tourcoing in 65, and I appropriated it. According to some ballpoint scribble on the title page it belonged to one Manuel Sicueiro Fonsaca, but he was not around then. The other book, "Tall Ships on Puget Sound", I have now ordered.
While looking up Garthpool and her history I came upon this "jubilee rig" term for bald-headed rigs and, while it is not where I first heard of the term, it does indicate a wider usage among British circles. Here it is;

https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?139830

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