Captain’s notes: since the early designs in the 1850s, life jackets have been essential kit for saving lives at sea

For most sailors, it is second nature to pull on a life jacket before slipping the lines. Modern designs are lightweight and comfortable to wear, and can last many years if serviced regularly and professionally. Early life jackets, though, were a different matter altogether. They were bulky and inconvenient, yet did the same job that … Continue reading Captain’s notes: since the early designs in the 1850s, life jackets have been essential kit for saving lives at sea