Nautical enthusiasts and beloved shipmates, rejoice! Baggywrinkles #3 is now available online for your reading pleasure. This issue covers the sailor’s rig, period-appropriate clothing, and the mysterious science of the foretopmast’ays’l. If you’d like to own a physical copy of the comic, you can pre-order one here! The current printing should be finished and bound in two weeks.
These comics celebrate and support the modern world of tall ship sailing. If you’d like to have a direct impact on the survival of this amazing lifestyle, consider supporting the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain via the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, a Washington non-profit dedicated to perserving maritime heritage. You can donate to the Seaport here, or, if you’re lucky enough to live along the West Coast, visit the boats in person when they stop in a town near you! For more info about crewing aboard tall ships, check out the Tall Ships America homepage or the Seaport’s Two Weeks Before the Mast program.
Lyrics from “Sailor’s Boot” used with kind permission from Frank Turner. All other content © Lucy Bellwood, 2012.