Thursday, September 20, 2007


Maritime Superstitions and Customs

‘Women on board a ship make the sea angery.

A naked woman on board will calm the sea.

A dog seen near fishing tackle is bad luck.

Cutting your hair or nails at sea is bad luck.

Church Bells heard at sea mean someone on the ship will die.

When the clothes of a dead sailor are worn by another sailor during the same voyage, misfortune will befall the entire ship.’

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