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Cordage was the name given to a ships running rigging, that is, the rigging used to hoist, lower or otherwise manipulate the sails. The term was also used to describe spare running rigging stored aboard a vessel.

Detailed information about rigging may be found in South Sea’s edition of William Falconer’s Dictionary of the Marine

Prepared by: Turnbull, P
Created: 4 October 2001
Modified: 11 October 2001

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000035

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