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.