Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Great Capstans in History!

It's time to celebrate who really does the heavy lifting around here with another installment of Great Capstans in History!

This saucy lady is capstan of the Kruzenshtern, a German-built windjammer previously known as the Padua. She was taken by the Russians as war reparations in 1946 and rechristened. Today as a training ship, she is the only ship of her line, and the largest traditional sailing ship to still be in use.

So though she's been around the block a bit, this capstan's tiny drumhead and ample whelps have made her a big hit with the guys, as we see here! Easy fellas, she's European!

If you know of a capstan you'd like featured in a future installment of Great Capstans in History, why not send a picture and some info to On the Bounty?

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