The traveler on the mast used to hook the gaff for the sail on so it can be raised. This rig made it possible to turn the boat into a square rigger for sailing down wind. With no keel they made no headway up wind.
Wooden lifeboat from MAGDALINE from the 1930s. Used for lifeboat training in Halifax from about 1974 to 1978. The boat is now in the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Makes you feel old when something you worked with is in a museum and you are still going.
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The Norwegian ketch rigged lifeboat RS 12 Svolvær was built in Colin Archers shipyard at Larvik in 1897 and was the first of a new design, called the Svolvær type. The craft was a slightly changed design on a previous Colin Archer type, the RS 1. The boat was funded by a Welsh woman, Caroline Har