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  1. Profile photo of Smutleybutt
    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2014 at 5:19 pm
    Link: Merchant Seaman Of Olden Times - Fresh air they said... see the world they said... plenty of exercise they said... it will be fun they said.
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    Rodin Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2014 at 9:21 am
    This photo can`t be from 1778. Photography wasn`t invented until 1800 and a permanent image wasn`t achieved until 1826. Even at that point it was very primitive and would never been able to be taken at rough sees like this.
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    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
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    July 26, 2014 at 9:38 am
    fudgeken saved.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 26, 2014 at 9:58 am
    @Rodin? 1778???

    Anyhow, being on those ships was an endless cycle of:
    - work
    - boredom
    - hard work!

    Add to that the bad food, stinky crewmates, constant fear and danger... not for me, thanks!!
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    July 26, 2014 at 10:01 am

    They were promised Rum, Sodomy and the Lash. So far, all they`ve seen is the lash.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2014 at 10:17 am
    Wait, am I just having an Irish moment? Where does it say anything about 1776?
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    Rodin Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2014 at 10:21 am
    @5Cats -- the title of the post has been changed. Originally it said it was from 1778.
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    July 26, 2014 at 10:28 am
    I think Rodin is high. No one listen to him.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 26, 2014 at 10:42 am
    @Rodin: lolz! I guessed that was the case...
    I thought photography was older (a little), but you`re 100% correct! After the 1830`s.
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    scheckydamon Male 60-69
    675 posts
    July 26, 2014 at 10:59 am
    Meh. Been there done that. USCGC Eagle summer cruises. One hand for you, one hand for the ship.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    July 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm
    Late 19th century, I`d guess. Not an easy life, but sometimes better than the options. Coal mining?
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2014 at 12:42 pm
    I`m shipping up to Boston...
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    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
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    July 26, 2014 at 2:02 pm
    @LordJim
    i would rather go with ca. 2005.
    Most Navies still have sailing ships in service to train officers. (example: the german ship Gorch Fock)
    19th century and even 1st part 20th century cameras wouldnt have been able to get such a shot.
  14. Profile photo of Smutleybutt
    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
    1377 posts
    July 26, 2014 at 5:39 pm
    Well here I was just trying to turn in a cool old picture.

    For the naysayers: Photographer: Alexander Harper Turner – Ship Garthsnaid, 1920 – Glass copy negative (type of photo) LINK

    Six years shy of being 100 years ago. That`s olden times to me.

    Can`t anyone just enjoy a nice picture anymore?
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    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2014 at 5:48 pm
    Kodak was selling these in 1900 -

    LINK
  16. Profile photo of Rodin
    Rodin Male 30-39
    691 posts
    July 26, 2014 at 6:08 pm
    I could buy that it was the 1920`s. If it was 2005 the crew would definitely be wearing more safety equipment. Olden time yes but not 1778.

    Still a cool photo.
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    Livetoday Male 50-59
    18 posts
    July 26, 2014 at 7:17 pm
    Nice old pic Smutley,thanks!
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    July 27, 2014 at 5:48 am
    Wooden ships and iron men.
  19. Profile photo of WorldOfJames
    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
    978 posts
    July 27, 2014 at 7:55 am
    badass
  20. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31762 posts
    July 27, 2014 at 11:29 am
    @Smutleybutt: Interesting site! The story behind the picture is amazing as well. 3 days in a storm with things breaking and getting smashed...

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