Time to reprise one of my summer meditations: the one on line. Countless line-handling events happen in the sixth boro.
Crews everywhere and from every nation do it.
The technique is generally the same . . .
The goal is to attach to a cleat or bollard.
Vikings do it.
Those seeking shelter from impending storms do it.
It has to be done safely, for the dangers with line come fast and irreversibly. I know from almost . .. key word . . almost losing some fingers. Towmasters speaks of the dangers here, aptly illustrated.
First foto thanks to Mike Lesser, last one to Elizabeth Wood, and the others . . . Will Van Dorp.