Stern line

What does "Stern line" mean?

Today it means: A line from the stern to the shore.

The stern line is a mooring warp laid from the stern of a vessel to the shore. The purpose of a stern line is to stop the sideways movement away from the quayside and not forwards and backwards which is the job of a spring.

See also: Bow line  and: Spring 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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