Saturday, December 1, 2007

What the *$^% is a: Cooper?

A Cooper

A cooper is person who makes barrels. Barrels are extremely important aboard ship because they hold fresh water among pretty much everything else. Having a cooper aboard ship means that you can fix these barrels and make more if necessary.

While this skill probably wasn't a skill that kept a person busy all the time, being a cooper was definitely enough to make a man valuable.

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