Posted by Ken on January 20, 1998 at 14:23:29:
In response to Americans are all too often all too blunt..., written by Daničle B. on January 19, 1998 at 23:11:26
] I'm not satisfied... Even in the Royal Navy's ships they had enough sense to close off the "bathrooms" and keep 'em in the stern of the ships so the wind wouldn't blow it all past everyone...
I'm a little slow today. Actually, the wind would blow it past everyone if as you surmise; ships usually had following winds, preferring to avoid beating into the wind as much as possible. A square rigger can't point very well, after all.
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