Tag: Ships Logs

Marine Antiques | Nantucket, MA
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Logs for the Logbook – Marine Antiques

Commonly asked questions and misunderstandings about antiques… and the odd or end fascinating bit! What are those little brass torpedoes attached to long ropes? They are ship’s logs and were used by sailors to measure their speed under weigh at sea. Ever since sailors first ventured out of sight of […]