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Time to reprise one of my summer meditations:  the one on line.  Countless line-handling events happen in the sixth boro.

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Crews everywhere and from every nation do it.

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The technique is generally the same . . .

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The goal is to attach to a cleat or bollard.

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Vikings do it.

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Those seeking shelter from impending storms do it.

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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.

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