The Brig battle continues...
- Scott J. wrote:
snip >What good is a period replica if it isn't used
in a historical content and surrounding. This is
the same as if we were to show up at reenactments
with period weapons but modern clothes for the
sake of convenience. I don't begrudge those who
have the opportunity to learn large ship sailing
on these ships. I would love the opportunity.
However, there should be some use of them for
public historical education in their proper
historical content with period crews.<snip
I totally agree with you Scott. I think the safety
issue doesn't hold water, especially when the crew
wear's shorts. The tarred rigging is pretty rough on
the skin. I guess I will show up at reenactments wearing
leather gauntlets because you could get flint cuts and burns
from handling a hot musket!
And yes Sean I did crawl up the rigging for a look see and
to fire my musket from the fighting tops and no I'm not a sailing
expert but from what I saw clothing for safety's sake wasn't an
issue. Did you know that only certain people of the crew volunteer
for top side duty? the rest pull lines and do other sailing duties
on the main deck.
I know for a fact because I have talked to people involved with the
ship that the sailing crew's mind set in not on history but on sailing
therefore they don't want to play the part.
I think there are lots of people out there who would be more than willing
to do it.
GLI, 25th US