Thursday, September 29, 2016

Jobs on the Waterways

Working on the Rivers, Lakes, Oceans and Seas:

Anchor smith: made anchors
Armourer: made metal plates for sides of ships
Caulker: made boats watertight by caulking seams
Jack: young sailor
Landsman: inexperienced sailor
Shipwright: carpenter skilled in building and designing ships, boats
Boarding officer: inspected ships before they entered port
Chanty man: led singing on board ship
Stevedore: overseer or laborer involved with the loading and unloading of cargo of merchant vessels
Longshoreman: worked on the waterfront loading and unloading ships

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