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  • Crossing the Line : A Look at the Symbols of the Ritual throughout Time 

    Otte, Jana Lynn (East Carolina University, 2014)
    During the Age of Sail, sailors often marked their experience by the crossing of the equator or another Tropic line. This crossing indicated that the sailor had moved from the rank of inexperienced pollywog to the new ...
  • THE SWEDISH SAILOR'S TABLE : A Study of Vasa's Wooden Tableware 

    Gandulla, Stephanie (East Carolina University, 2014)
    On 10 August 1628, Swedish warship Vasa sailed out of port on its maiden voyage, and in a light gust, quickly sank to the bottom of Stockholm Harbor. For more than three centuries, what should have been the pride of the ...