Superstitions: Umbrellas and Waves

Published on December 31st, 2022

Never Say P*G – The Book of Sailors’ Superstitions is the nautical reference book you never knew you needed. Compiled by R. Bruce MacDonald, he goes through the alphabet detailing on what provides good and bad luck at sea. Here’s a sampling from U and W:

Umbrellas are for use in foul weather ashore, as they are impractical on a ship; bringing one on board is thought to tempt fate and to bring on a storm.

As waves build to become larger and larger, it is believed that the ninth wave will always be the most destructive.

For more sage advice, click here.

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