Poop lantern on the poop deck…

Poop-lanternAye, night on deck of a pirate ship be a lonely, melancholy time, especially at stern on the poop deck where the great lantern hangs.

Aye, we could tell a ships of war by the three poop-lanterns. There were also deck-lanterns, fighting-lanterns , magazine-lanterns, etc.

We knew to douse our poop-lantern and scamper away into the night when we saw a man-o-war approaching.

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