17 June, 2012

Sailors & Captains

Sailors, Captains and Beards have long been a reliable combination. Ah well, yes, and smoking, maybe... Pipe, preferably.
For the captains, it sent out a message of trustworthiness, safety, while the poor buggers doing the works grew their beards simply to stay warm on deck.
 Bearded sailors aboard the USS Pensacola
 Captain Haddock
Just tallying beards in sailors uniforms in Wellington harbour the other day, I didn't get any further than one single dock worker. Modern times...

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