Size: Tomato Scaffold
Recorded: May 2016
Found: Norwegian Star
Material: Painted Steel
I like ships, and I spend time wandering the decks trying to figure out what ever little thing is. And then I came upon this thing at the back of the Norwegian Star, an older, mid-size cruise ship. I know what everything else in the pictures is, but this cage thing stumped me for a bit. And then I looked around, smacked myself on the head, and said… “Oh, of course.”
Given the clues in the pictures and in this post, can you figure out what it is? And no, it’s not an antenna. And yes, it’s related to some of the other equipment in the photo.
It’s only rarely used, and when it is, a change is made to it.
It’s a wind sock holder. There’s a light shining on it so it could be used at night. If you’re wondering why a ship would have a wind sock, this picture might help you out.
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