Sunday, February 13, 2011

Seafaring Sunday: Defined

Ought to be a day of rest at sea as well as on shore, when religious services might generally be performed. Though called the negro's holiday, it often brings but little cessation from work in some merchantmen; they sail on a Sunday, not because of exigency, but because it is otherwise a leisure day, and thereby gained to the owners.

~ From The Sailor's Word Book of 1867: Entry under "Sunday"

Header: Fishing Boats Entering Port by JMW Turner c 1803


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! It's like the snow in Alaska... It doesn't matter what day it is.

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Of course; it never gets easier at sea...