The mizzen-staysail was now set to keep her from falling off into the troughs of the sea.
These troughs are fastened to the side of the boat by means of small bolts.
These troughs were made deep enough to hold about ten quarts.
The two troughs are inclosed in a tank or box and above and between them is a 5-in.
These troughs were just wide enough so the sheep were not able to turn.
The sheep were fed into the troughs, hurried on and away, only to give place to others.
At these four troughs about 130,000 gallons of water are scooped up daily.
Over the edges of these were next placed other troughs with the hollow down.
As soon as the sun grew warm the sap began to flow and drop into the troughs.
They had a large number of troughs, and some were a long way from the boiling-sheds.