Quote

Larboard

Larboard – Obsolete term for the left side of a ship. Derived from “lay-board” providing access between a ship and a quay, when ships normally docked with the left side to the wharf. Replaced by port side or port, to avoid confusion with starboard.

Leave a comment
Quote

Large

Large – By means into the wind, while large means with the wind. “By and large” is used to indicate all possible situations “the ship handles well both by and large”.

Leave a comment
Quote

Lateral system

Lateral system –  A system of aids to navigation in which the color, shape or lighting of buoys and beacons indicate the sides of the channel or route relative to a conventional direction of buoyage (usually upstream).

Leave a comment
Quote

Lay day

Lay day – An unexpected delay  during a voyage, trip, or race, often spent at anchor or in a harbor. It is usually caused by bad weather, equipment failure or needed maintenance.

Leave a comment
Quote

Laying down

Laying down – Beginning construction in a shipyard.

Leave a comment