Ashtalán smiled as she watched him go, and then leaped nimbly from the deck to the bowsprit .
Hedera stood at the bowsprit of the ship, as still as the bolted-down bench she was standing on.
Without the support of the bowsprit , the long spar that extends forward from the bow of the ship, there was no support for the masts.
I saw the familiar black hull, the bowsprit , the gaff rig, the extraordinary long boom that overhung the stern by a good ten feet, the varnished spars, and the wood rings that held the mainsail to the mast.
After dinner, the two went on deck to walk arm in arm from the quarter-deck to the bowsprit and back again.
When I got back to the ship, I shimmied up the bowsprit , the long point off the front of the ship.
She had swum to the bowsprit and climbed back on board.
I hung over the side of the pulpit and saw that the bobstay chain was shackled to the end cap on the bowsprit , so I hunted up a wrench and another shackle.
In early 2002, HMS Rose had to be delivered down the East Coast, through the Panama Canal to a dry dock in San Diego and en route had a bowsprit damaged in a hurricane off Cape Hatteras.
There are substantial bulwarks around the side and forward decks for secure footing, and a large foredeck locker, with the anchors stowed on the bowsprit .