Mudcat Café message #3063244 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57206   Message #3063244
Posted By: Charley Noble
29-Dec-10 - 10:23 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Yangtse River Shanty
Subject: RE: Origins: Yangtse River Shanty
Shipcmo and Stallion-

I was wondering about the spelling of "beech oar" myself. I've always assumed it was the "beach oar" meaning the oar nearest the river bank. You would want to haul on it if you were getting too close to the river bank.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble