Windmills used to pump bilges
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now, here is an interesting sentence from the book "A Floating Home"...
"A barque, such as is often bought by a Norwegian trader in timber, and spends her remaining days being pumped out by a windmill on deck..."
Any local knowledge on using small windmills to pump bilge water?
From: John Kohnen <jkohnen@...>
Sent: Thu, Feb 18, 2021 8:39 pm
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] lots of reading material on shipbuilding
John McCallum is "walking on air" because he discovered a glossary of
Duwamish words for the various parts of a canoe in the Survivor Library. :o)
Now he's just gotta find someone who can figure out how to pronounce them...
Thanks again, Myles.
On 2/16/2021 1:08 PM, John Kohnen wrote:
> Much more than just shipbuilding in this collection. Thanks, Myles.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the
proportion. (Francis Bacon)
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