Three Bowlines

Knots are still cool!


Knots are still cool.

See Edwin Frost’s three different kinds of bowlines in the April 1948 issue of The Rudder.

That tugboat bowline is beyond cool; it is magical.

Ever seen one tied?

Tie these bowlines if you can.

A close look at the hands will reveal a bare-breasted mermaid on the anchor hand and a full-rigged ship on the star hand.