In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Forget all the sailing ships, the sloops, brigs, schooners and luggers lost here, and concentrate on the steamships.
- But we can only wonder whether the dark shapes below our dinghy are marine life or the ghostly remains of pearling luggers and guano sailing ships wrecked by cyclones around the turn of last century.
- Hundreds of wooden luggers once plied the northern coast from Cossack to Cairns.
- The Princess Royal told the couple to ‘carry on building their lovely safe boats’ and officially named one of the couple's Devon luggers, which will be used by disabled sailing group, Queen Mary Sailability.
- During World War II, when aged 16, he piloted converted pearling luggers carrying personnel and stores through the numerous isles and inlets near his tribal home.
- In shelters on nearby Castle Peak there are similar paintings: of a steam ship, and a detailed image of a lugger, identifiable as the Mildred, towing a dinghy.
- The response over the captain of the wrecked lugger is one example.
- We'd like to have a pearling lugger taking passengers from the front door basically out experiencing those aspects of that industry while we have the pearling industry exhibits inside the building.
- He maintained a 30 ton lugger which he used to rescue shipwrecked sailors off the coast within sight of his home on the cliffs at Ramsgate, while also supplementing his income with salvage operations.
- They also built European-style luggers and skiffs, and the pirogue, based on Indian dugout canoes.
- Mary Dakas (nee Paspalis) became Australia's only Greek female pearl lugger operator.
- Several lighter vessels and pearling luggers were sunk or wrecked.
- My father had visited the Barrier Reef in 1932 while investigating sugar tariffs and bounties, and a Proserpine sugar-grower had lent him a lugger and crew.
- Air came from a pump manned by a tender on the jetty above (or the lugger, if it went out to sea).
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