Monthly Archives: January 2013

If you harden up, I believe you can lay that nun to starboard

Q- What is the translation of the term, “If you harden up, I believe you can lay that nun to starboard”? This was a Harbor pilot’s advice to a schooner captain entering Boston harbor in 1830. Translation: Sail closer to the wind and you can safely leave the red buoy to the right. His directions […]

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What is a Fouled Anchor?

What is a Fouled Anchor? A fouled anchor is a Naval symbol that’s a anchor with a chain wrapped around it.  A fouled anchor has long been the symbol of the Cheif Petty Officer.  It symbolizes trials and tribulations that every officer has to face. A fouled anchor is an anchor that has caught on […]

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