The Charles W. Morgan's "Lubber's Hole"

The Charles W. Morgan's "Lubber's Hole"

The ship's mast leads up to the lubber's hole.

The ship's mast and shrouds lead to the "tops," where the "lubber's hole" exists as a conservative way to reach the platform—"rather than perform the more nimble nautical maneuver of tumbling up and over the out-jutting periphery of the top," says Hester Blum.

IMAGE: Hester Blum