Having had a sneak preview of a lightship dated 1907/8 (which I cannot
share yet), I can, with the aid of a skilfully traced diagram reveal the
This shows the mizzen/lug/aft/whatever sail furled and
there is no boom visible for the foot of the sail. So if all that had to
be done is to unfurl the sail and hoist the head with the block and
tackle that is visible there, then perhaps this sail looked something
like this (Photo).
As the sail is not for propulsion, I assume that
normal rules of mounting it do not apply.
Over to you experts.