Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mostly inland waterway jobs

These focus on lakes, rivers and canals:

Wheeryman: in charge of small, light rowing boats
Ferryman: owned, operated or worked for a ferry [small barge] that carried passengers and cargo across rivers
Waterman: worked on river boats
Navigator: canal digger
Lock keeper: overseer of canal locks
Lighterman: operated a large flat-bottomed barge used to load or unload ships unable to dock due to shallow water
Hoyman: carried goods and passengers by water
Boatman: worked on or repaired river and canal boats
Rigger: worked with rigging on sailing vessels

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