Friday, December 23

A Christmas Eve Signal in 1812

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Look there, the Poictiers is signaling us... what could this be about? 

I was looking forward to going below to partake of the Christmas pies that the Captain's steward has been working on all morning, and now this! 

Fetch me my Popham's, I'm the surgeon, decyphering signal flags isn't quite yet second nature to me.
Special thanks to Capt. Bertani's signal flag generator for the above graphic.