Check out last month’s answer to the monthly Harken Blockheads Trivia Contest:
During the Age of Sail, mariners who had survived the treacherous Cape Horn rounding were allowed to wear this piece of jewelry. What could they now wear and where on their body was it worn?
Traditionally, a sailor who had rounded the Horn was entitled to wear a gold loop earring—in the left ear, the one which had faced the Horn in a typical eastbound passage—and to dine with one foot on the table; a sailor who had also rounded the Cape of Good Hope could place both feet on the table.
🏆 Congratulations to the trivia contest winner – Emily Pytell! 🏆
Each month, one lucky Harken Blockheads Member is drawn randomly from the list of correct answers for the chance to win a Blockheads Dry Bag and Brandana.