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    Fouled anchors; was "Historical Navigation books online"
    From: Carl Herzog
    Date: 2006 Oct 04, 09:40 -0400

    This is somewhat off topic, but Frank's inclusion of Janet Taylor's
    business insignia begs a question I've never gotten a suitable answer to:
    
    How did such an undesirable situation as a fouled anchor become such a
    universal nautical symbol?
    
    Although I've seen numerous timelines and histories of the adoption of
    the symbol, I've never heard an explanation of why knowledgeable seamen
    would have chosen to accept and embrace this embarrassment in the first
    place.
    
    Carl
    
    
    
    
    
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