Before I get back to ship, my friends and relatives often ask me , what’s it’s like to be on board a ship, and bravely, most of the time, being the only woman on board. 979 more words
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In the early days, seafarers did not have the luxury of measuring their ship’s speed using modern GPS (Global Positioning System) driven devices.
How they used to measure how fast their ship was sailing was by throwing a piece of wood or other floatable object over the vessel’s bow and then counting the period of time that elapsed before the ship’s stern passed the floating object. 148 more words