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Bridge of the brigantine L'Etoile
Bridge of the brigantine L'Etoile

The bridge of a ship is an area or room where the ship's navigational controls and other essential equipment related to ship operations are housed and operated. It is so called because it once was a bridge between paddlewheel housings on either side of early steamboats. This new vantage point was deemed so convenient that it was retained after the paddlewheels were superseded. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Description In sailing, a brigantine is a vessel with two masts, at least one of which is square rigged. ... Italian ship-rigged vessel Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976. ... There are several traditions of navigation. ... The word control has a number of different meanings: Often control is directing influence. ... This page discusses common devices known as tools, for other meanings see Tool (disambiguation) Modern hammer A tool is, among other things, a device that provides a mechanical or mental advantage in accomplishing a task. ... The NOUN paddle is a tool, originally a boat propulsion implement for mixing or pushing against liquids, typically in order to propel a boat. ... Paddle steamers - Lucerne-Switzerland Left: original paddlewheel from a paddle steamer on the lake of Lucerne. ...


The bridge is especially useful when the ship is to be brought against a dock as it will usually extend out far enough so that the entire side of the ship may be viewed. The pilot house was initially only a small shelter on an otherwise open bridge, but since modern ships typically extend the pilot house across most or all of the span of the bridge, the two terms are now usually interchangeable. A dock is an area of water between two piers or alongside a pier, forming a chamber used for building or repairing one ship. ... A harbour pilot guides ships through the narrow, shallow and dangerous coastal waters between a harbour and the open sea. ...


When a ship is underway, the ship's captain or a senior officer is on the bridge at all times to maintain command and control. Captain is both a nautical term and a military rank. ...


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Bridge (ship) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (193 words)
The bridge of a ship is an area or room where the ship's navigational controls and other essential equipment related to ship operations are housed and operated.
The bridge is especially useful when the ship is to be brought against a dock as it will usually extend out far enough so that the entire side of the ship may be viewed.
When a ship is underway, the ship's captain or a senior officer is on the bridge at all times to maintain command and control.
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