Miscellany - Maritime Glossary

 Oil painting on canvas by V. Zveg, 1973 depicting Continental Sailors and Marines landing on New Providence Island, Bahamas, on 3 March 1776.

Oil painting on canvas by V. Zveg, 1973 depicting Continental Sailors and Marines landing on New Providence Island, Bahamas, on 3 March 1776.

The historical significance of the sea is easy to see when one looks at our language. Many words and expressions originate from our relationship with the sea.

Some familiar words and phrases come unexpectedly from their use on the sea.

We have assembled a list of some of the more common words and phrases that continue today to be used by seafarers and their shore-based counterparts. 

View this knowledge article here.