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"Haul the Line" what does it mean?
« on: Saturday 13 October 18 09:27 BST (UK) »
"Sent boat to haul the line on Sussex Island"  It's obviously not the big vessel itself, but one of it's small boats.

Is this going fishing? 
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and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Haul the Line
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 13 October 18 09:32 BST (UK) »
What is the context of the quote?
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Re: Haul the Line
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 13 October 18 09:35 BST (UK) »
it's from a ships log.

October 1st 1835 in Callao harbour

am. Light Wind and thick Haze.
Sent boat to haul the line on Sussex Island.  Received fresh beef 275 lbs and vegetables 138 lbs. H G mustered in divisions. Hoisted in the launch, and employed preparing for sail.
Rec’d on board some old casks, staves and hoops from the North Star for disposal at Valparaiso.
Carpenters fitting up some extra cabins on the —- Deck. Sailmakers making a Brig Top Gt Sail, & ———- Royals & Hammocks
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Re: Haul the Line
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 13 October 18 11:40 BST (UK) »
it's from a ships log.

October 1st 1835 in Callao harbour

am. Light Wind and thick Haze.
Sent boat to haul the line on Sussex Island.  Received fresh beef 275 lbs and vegetables 138 lbs. H G mustered in divisions. Hoisted in the launch, and employed preparing for sail.
Rec’d on board some old casks, staves and hoops from the North Star for disposal at Valparaiso.
Carpenters fitting up some extra cabins on the —- Deck. Sailmakers making a Brig Top Gt Sail, & ———- Royals & Hammocks

A couple of possibilities come to mind.

1. The boat could have been taking in a line to the island so that they could transfer stores on the ship by pulleys.

2. The boat could have been carrying a line in so that the ship could be winched in to a harbour. There is a name for this operation which escapes me at the moment.
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Re: "Haul the Line" what does it mean?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 13 October 18 14:04 BST (UK) »
"Capstaning"

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Re: "Haul the Line" what does it mean?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 13 October 18 14:11 BST (UK) »
"Capstaning"

Malky

That would do perfectly, but it's not the word I was thinking of. Must look at my Patrick O'Brian books.

Edit. I knew PO'B wouldn't let me down.    Warping.
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Re: "Haul the Line" what does it mean?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 13 October 18 14:22 BST (UK) »
"Kedging"

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Re: "Haul the Line" what does it mean?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 13 October 18 14:23 BST (UK) »
Como le dijo el mosquito a la rana, "Mas vale morir en el vino que vivir en el agua"

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Re: "Haul the Line" what does it mean?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 13 October 18 18:55 BST (UK) »
Kedging.
That is what poor Australians do when short of money.
Naughty Viktoria( a different person entirely from Viktoria).