- ISBN/SKU: CER997
- Number of Pages: 0
- Date Available: August 2004
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This delightful presentation was recently recovered from our archive. Many years ago, this handy little manual was created for all those headed for "The Line".
As we dusted off the cover, we thought others would enjoy this account of the history of the initiation, the elaborate cast of characters, and the ceremony itself.
We added some color but otherwise the text and photographs remain as originally published.
Many things have changed, but as any seafarer will tell you, the memories of becoming a Shellback are forever.