National Geographic : 1933 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE © A. J. Villiers THREE SAILORS ON A TOPGALLANT YARD For all the improvements in sailing ships, sail handling remains a matter of brawn and muscle. The whole watch is required to handle any square sail, at least in the clewing up from the deck, and for the larger sails (courses and topsails) all hands are required. With frequent sail drills on the way to Cape Horn, the youthful crew did not get much sleep. The mainsail, furled, is to be seen on the lowest yard, in the foreground. The author avers it usually was furled better than this.