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    Ships and boats and barks
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2010 Feb 19, 20:49 -0800

    Irv Haworth wrote:
    "I may be olde fashioned but Ships carry boats. No offense ,but it grates the nerves when these terms are inter-changed."

    So ships are big things. Unless, they're submarines, which are always called boats even when they carry dozens and dozens of thermonuclear weapons.

    And Andres replied:
    "I have some friends from Madrid, and I feel the same when they says "barca", a river or lake craft, when refer to a "sea craft" "

    Ha. Well that brings us full-circle since, when I was a kid, there were people in Mystic who routinely, and pedantically, corrected anyone who referred to the Charles W. Morgan as a "ship" since, as anyone can tell by looking at its rig (they would say rolling their eyes), it's actually a "bark"! :-)

    Of course, all of these things are highly dependent on local nautical-culture terminology which can change rapidly with time. Don't get me started on yachts and schooners...


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