Ref: 16-21 *
Ref: 16-21 *

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A fisherman inspects the set of his sail, with some young help on Collier Hope in Whitby. The coble's sail was a 'dipping lug' which means that on going about on a different tack, the sail had to be lowered, dipped around the mast and hoisted again on the other side. The lugger in the background was a 'standing lug' which did not have to go through that routine when tacking. Collier Hope was also, as can be seen, a place on which to dry the washing for the folk living on Tate Hill.

Ref: 16-21 *

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A fisherman inspects the set of his sail, with some young help on Collier Hope in Whitby. The coble's sail was a 'dipping lug' which means that on going about on a different tack, the sail had to be lowered, dipped around the mast and hoisted again on the other side. The lugger in the background was a 'standing lug' which did not have to go through that routine when tacking. Collier Hope was also, as can be seen, a place on which to dry the washing for the folk living on Tate Hill.