A cowl vent on the main deck of BALCLUTHA increases air circulation below decks. Deckhand Ali Maheu fashioned this bit of netting across the opening. It is another example of Ali's fancywork, sophisticated knotwork, that serves a utilitarian purpose.
Visitors holding capstan bars walk in a circle and turn the capstan during a shipboard demonstration. This capstan is on the Balclutha near the bow and is a winch-like device that was used to raise and lower the anchor. The anchor line would wind around the capstan.
When the full rigged BALCLUTHA was a member of the Alaska Packer's Association in the early 1900s, she was named the STAR of ALASKA. Here she is underway with some of her squaresails and staysails set.