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RE: Nautical Terms

 by Voltman , Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:31 pm

Mikejee,

On transatlantic travel, so when you go west to New York the Port side is facing South into the sun and when you come back East, the Starboard side is facing the sun.
When we crossed the atlantic a couple of years ago we chose the port side specifically for that reason, and glad we did, it was January and very cold but the sunshine was lovely.
But, you are probably right about the original source of the phrase, as the same rule when applied to ships to India did provide shade instead of sun.
VM


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Nautical Terms Voltman 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Sheldonboy 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms phil 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms mikejee 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms phil 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Sheldonboy 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Sheldonboy 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.29.2010
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RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.31.2010
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