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Frank Scott
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Clearly no merchant ship or warship has been built with a traditional mast for many years, but in the sail-training world the custom still exists. Certainly in the UK both TS Royalist (1971) and STS Lord Nelson (1986)had coins placed under their masts. However, now that stepping the mast on deck is becoming more common (and rather too popular with our regulatory authorities) the custom is under threat even there.