“We have a wretched motley Crew, in the Fleet; the Marines the Refuse of every Regiment, and the Seamen, few of them, ever wet with salt Water.”
“When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man”
“There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen: and the gentlemen were not seamen.”
“Nobles, citizens, farmers, mechanics, seamen, footmen, maid servants, even chimney sweeps and old clothes women dabbled in tulips.”
“for the self-sacrifice and high professionalism show during the rescue of the Russian seamen.”
“This is a very serious issue which concerns not only the seamen but the farmers whose produce … is being destroyed because of the delays created by the strike.”
“Scrimshaw on cow horns is only common in Australia, and in the Wild West. It usually involved ex-seamen who had learnt their skills carving whale bones, then ended up on the land.”
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