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8 edition of Crossing the Equator found in the catalog.

Crossing the Equator

new and selected poems, 1972-2004

by Nicholas Christopher

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Published by Harcourt in Orlando, Fla .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementNicholas Christopher.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3553.H754 C76 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination226 p. ;
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3680633M
ISBN 100151010951
LC Control Number2003024627

Navy has well-established line-crossing rituals. The ceremony is now seen more as entertainment, building unit cohesion and a sense of shared identity, and for morale boosting than anything else. The pretty cadet-girl knelt in presence of the King to hear the accusation delivered by the Prosecutor. On occasion this was an acceptable way to give a hard poke to an individual sometimes a senior member of the crew.

Search for Articles on the Nauticapedia Site. It was a way for sailors to be tested for their seaworthiness. Please enter a number less than or equal to 1. He was wearing a full white coat with a red cross painted on the breast. Seasons result from the tilt of the Earth's axis compared to the plane of its revolution around the Sun. After the show, Pollywogs receive a subpoena from Davy Jones to stand before the court the next day and answer to charges brought against them by the Shellbacks.

This is slightly above the snow line and is the only place on the equator where snow lies on the ground. Disclaimer: We are a group of volunteers, and this is not an "official" site. Wogs—all of the uninitiated—are allowed to capture and interrogate any shellbacks they can find e. The eve of the equatorial crossing is called Wog Day and, as with many other night-before rituals, is a mild type of reversal of the day to come. We keep it safe.


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Crossing the Equator by Nicholas Christopher Download PDF Ebook

Using a speaking trumpet he questioned Neptune, who would visit them the next morning. At the equinoxesthe Earth's axis is perpendicular to the sun rather than tilted toward or away, meaning that day and night are both about 12 hours long across the whole of the Earth.

Crossing the Equator

The Realm of the Czars for maritime personnel who crossed into the Black Sea. But if their wrongs were Crossing the Equator book unforgivable, they would be discharged straight into the ocean.

Roosevelt crossing the equator on July 4, Ever since man first shoved Crossing the Equator book from shore on a log, the ocean did and still does hold terrors and beasts unknown on land. Free Offshore Medicine E-book. Over the years good—natured fun graduated into hazing — and the hazing became actual abuse or worse.

Please Crossing the Equator book 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. First we met with all other passenger and crew neophytes on the main deck. The ceremony observes a mariner's transformation from slimy Pollywog, a seaman who hasn't crossed the equator, to trusty Shellback, also called a Son or Daughter of Neptune.

Payment details Special financing available Select PayPal Credit at checkout to have the option to pay over time. Jeffrey A. Near the equator there is little temperature change throughout the year, though there may be dramatic differences in rainfall and humidity. Wog charges.

Most examples are in black and white but some examples are hand tinted and composed of elaborate line work portraying characters of the ceremony and other nautical motifs. The sentences should be exemplary, at best violators would be forced to drink the magic potion to raise them to the rank of subjects of the King Neptune.

Looking for more? After the ceremony and with much pomp, the sailor was inducted into the "Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep. The first Canadian warship to visit the Black Sea wanted to mark that historic occasion, but since a black bull ring would have caused little stir, she too chose blue.

History[ edit ] In the 19th century and earlier, the line-crossing ceremony was quite a brutal event, often involving beating pollywogs with boards and wet ropes and sometimes throwing the victims over the side of the ship, dragging the pollywog in the surf from the stern. Other offers may also be available.

Our sincere and grateful thanks.Celebrate your equator crossing with a shellback certificate With this traditional equator crossing certificate (shellback certificate) you can give yourself and your crew a memory for life of your crossing of equator and the meeting with King Neptune.

A rare status is the “Golden Shellback” for those who have crossed the Equator at the th meridian (International Date Line).

The rarest Shellback status is that of the Emerald Shellback (USA), or Royal Diamond Shellback (Commonwealth), which is received after crossing the Equator at the Prime Meridian (0’00”00E / 0’00”00N). Tuesday, August 27, Approximately 2, slimy "Pollywogs" crossed the equator and into the realm of KING NEPTUNIS REX!

Thus commenced the ceremonious line crossing tradition designed to ensure that each wog be anointed into His Royal Order.In the book I am reading, this is when a pdf member is crossing pdf equator for the first time and a ceremony is performed.

I can't remember exactly what they did (it was a large plane so I couldn't see what was going on for most of it) but the captain dressed up as Neptune (with a wig and plastic trident) and marched down to the rear of.The Tradition of the Crossing The Line Ceremony.

by John M. MacFarlane King Neptune and Queen Amphitrite on HMCS Stettler The ceremony of Crossing the Line is an initiation rite that commemorates a sailor’s first crossing of the Equator.The line-crossing ceremony is an initiation rite that commemorates a person's ebook crossing of the Equator.

Crossing the Equator: New and Selected Poems 1972

Equator-crossing ceremonies, typically featuring King Neptune, are common in the navy and are also sometimes carried out for passengers' entertainment on civilian ocean liners and .