We took our cargo on board, boxes of sugar in the hold and hogsheads of molasses for a deck load.
There were on board, as part of the deck load, thirty or forty barrels of "spirits."
A schooner with a deck load of wood drifted with the tide, her sails flapping; I saw her in a blur.
He had an ugly trip down the coast: lost his deck load and three men overboard in a southeaster off Nantucket Shoals.
With her came the tossing, charging timbers washed from the deck load.
And presently the deck lashings would part under the battering of the surf and the deck load would go by the board.
They have jettisoned her deck load, and now she'll just float soggily.
The captain ordered most of the deck load, which consisted chiefly of Chicago liquors, thrown overboard.
The discharging of cargo was progressing satisfactorily, since we now had the deck load off, and were commencing on the hold.
Yes, its right, he rejoined to Jacks question, the loss of that deck load would be a serious matter.