Buck and Hop were to stand by the hawsers by which we were to make fast to the Islander.
In vain the boats attempted to carry the hawsers to the barque.
Moving a ship by means of hawsers only, from one part of a harbour to another.
Again all the strain we could command was put on the hawsers.
The cutters were lowered, and hawsers carried to the vessel.
There were times ...