The Whistle as a Naval Instrument
In the book “Art of Navigation, translated by Richard Eden. Now newly corrected and enlarged by John Tap, 1630.” Among other things the engraved title-page shows a navigating officer, evidently a Master, with a cross-staff in his right hand, and a compass in his left. Around his neck is a chain or cord, from which is suspended the little instrument that “has been a call to work at sea” from time immemorial: ” With silver call on deck he stands, Winds it, make haste, aloft more hands.” Thus wrote John Baltharpe, in “The Straights Voyage,”167I.
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