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Maritime Image of the Day: “Keelhauling”

Engraved image from late 19th century of a sailor being keelhauled from a masted ship as others sailors watch

PortandTerminal.com, December 13, 2019 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Today’s “Maritime Image of the Day” is titled “Keelhauling” and is an engraved depiction of the practice from 1898. Among several extreme methods of punishment on the sea during Age of Sail, none managed to be so brutal and unforgiving as the practice of Keelhauling.  The process of Keelhauling involves a convicted …

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