Tuesday, August 26, 2008
“The Nellie, a cruising yawl…” (pg. 3)
A yawl is simply a small, two-masted boat. These boats were favored by small crews or even single sailors since it was exceedingly easy to sail one without much help. The yawl that Marlow, the narrator and the other few men were one was probably of average size to capacitate four or five men.