Crew Bending on Topsail on the Bark Carrie Winslow
Crew Bending on Topsail on the bark Carrie Winslow
Ships often changed sails so that they used older sails where there were light winds (near the equator) and newer, stronger sails where there were typically heavy winds. The crew is "bending on" or putting on a new sail. The photograph was taken by the captain's daughter aboard the bark Carrie Winslow.