The sternpost recovered from the wreckage is, I am informed, included among the Laperouse relics preserved at Paris.
A few yards away from the sternpost was the jolly-boat with the crew.
A tree may be found, which, when hewed, will form the sternpost and keel in one length.
That the sternpost should show, say, a quarter of an inch above the water-line aft, and the rudder be hung thereon.
A third buried itself in the sternpost, but fortunately did not explode.
After 1854 it was taken on deck from stem-head to sternpost, and certain deductions made for rake.
This Indian thrust some oakum and brimstone between the rudder and the sternpost, and "fired it with a match."
Built for length on deck, there was no necessity for shortening up the water-line, and her sternpost had no very great rake.
Long swathes of green weed hung from the sternpost as we edged our way round to the port side.
The after-body is generally whale-shaped, with the sternpost at a somewhat less angle than the stem.