Nuns and Cans

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2 comments on this post.
  1. David Dixon:

    According to ‘William Dampiers’ account of when he anchored off Australia in 1699, a ‘Nun Buoy’ is what we would nowadays call a ‘Pennant Buoy.’This is a buoy which when attached to a line that rises perpendicular from the anchor, marks the position of the anchor on the surface of the water. This is so the anchors position can be monitored, for chance of drag.

  2. David Dixon:

    A nun buoy is what we now call a pennant buoy.

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