main topmast


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main topmast

n.
The section of mast above the lower section of the mainmast on a sailing vessel.
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All quarantined ships were required to hoist a yellow flag in the daytime and show a light on the main topmast at night.
A gentleman who arrived in town last evening, informs us he was on Monhegan-island April 18th, and saw from hence that day, a British armed [schooner] of 8 guns, lying close under the island, with her sails down, and main topmast launched.
58 (GMT) the Belle Isle wireless station in Labrador received a message from the Millpool: Aft hatch stoved in, main topmast gone, three men injured, drifting helplessly before gale, using temporary aerial.
This picture dates back to June 9, 1936, and shows the famous four-masted Swedish barque, Abraham Rydberg, arriving in Blyth for repairs to her main topmast, damaged in a collision with a steamer in the English Channel.