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EBarnacle Lyr Add: Spanish Lady (Helena Cinto) (51* d) RE: spanish lady 05 Mar 19


The landmarks and distances in the song are the references pilots and sailing masters would have used to bring their vessels home in the days before electronic navigation. They still work.

Reaching [or striking] soundings meant that the deep sea lead could be stowed in favor of the shorter "coastal" lead line. Being in soundings was a convenient way to get home, even in a fog. I have used it myself when the depth sounder on my boat was inoperable. "Arming the lead" with tallow is a simple way to bring up a sample of the bottom, providing an additional means of determining a vessel's location.


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