If the bodies of drowned sailors are buried with a seagull their ghost will be laid to rest, as the bird’s spirit will guide their soul to the next world.
A curious custom in Cornwall graveyards was the setting up of the Figurehead of a wrecked vessel over the grave of her drowned sailors.
[shopcarts] Drowning Sailor
Graphite pencil and spray paint
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