Monday, January 7, 2008
What the *$^% is a: Cabin Boy?
A Cabin Boy is a boy usually between the ages of six and twelve who tends to the ship's quarters and runs errands aboard ship. These boys were usually onboard as apprentice sailors, and often received an education in navigation or other important seafaring skills.
These boys may have been powder boys when they were younger.
Cabin Boys feature prominently in many folk ballads and stories like Treasure Island.