Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
J. G. Freedman
Heaving the Line
30 x 24 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
Artist: J. G. Freedman, Title: Heaving the Line - click for larger image

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A proper heaving line has a "monkey's fist" (a waited rope globe) spliced to its end. The line is coiled and divided into two sections. The section with the monkey's fist is heaved as you would throw a discuss and the second section feeds from your other hand, "Heaved" in this manner the line (there are no ropes on ships) will carry a great distance. You can always spot a green deckhand when he picks up the monkey's fist with a line attached and tries to throw it like a baseball . . . to dismal results.

Selected for the American Society of Marine Artists sponsored 18th Annual Exhibition in Coos Bay, Oregon in 2011

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