National Geographic : 1942 Jan
Westward Bound in the Yankee "Lay Aloft and Furl the Square Sail" Dr. ltaymond A. Dillon Up the ratlines run the crew to take in the big sail before a squall strikes. Able seamen are these lads now after their months of training at sea. Each is an amateur who has signed on for the cruise around the world; each shares in the expenses of the voyage and does his bit in working the ship. In the Tropics the men go aloft barefoot, which makes it easier to hang on. Insteps soon become toughened to constant climbing.