When the wind is aft, and not too strong, the Indian makes a spritsail of his blanket.
When day broke they succeeded in wearing the ship with a remnant of the spritsail.
Out of this well forked the bowsprit, with the spritsail yard braced fore and aft.
Immediately they loosed their spritsail, and wore her before the wind.
The best quartermaster was sent to the wheel, with orders to keep the chase directly over the weather end of the spritsail yard.
Hell want a bigger kerchief than a spritsail now, Ill be bound.
The exchange was made, and the salmon boat got up its spritsail and headed down the bay toward the marshes off San Rafael.
When day broke, they succeeded in wearing the ship with a remnant of the spritsail: this was hardly to have been expected.
Berry was supported from the spritsail yard, which locked in the San Nicolas's main rigging.
We stepped the spritsail forward and unlashed the oars, and got the steering oar out aft through the becket made for that purpose.