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What’s The Story Behind Females Adorning Bows Of Tall Ships?

When Tall Ships visit the Port of Halifax, the vessels often display splendid wooden figureheads on their bows, and to understand the marine heritage of these often female adornments, I spoke with Roger Marsters, curator of marine history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

“Carved figures, usually mounted in the bow of a ship, are known

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