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chained_bear commented on the word side sticks
"Every ship carried lumber ... for making 'side sticks'— the sort of primitive ladders that sealers used when going up and down over the sides" of their ship.
--Cassie Brown with Harold Horwood, Death on the Ice: The Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, Doubleday Canada, 1972.
December 10, 2007
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