Spinning Yarns: Ropemaking at Mystic Seaport

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There isn’t a ship or boat in the world that doesn’t rely on one thing: rope. Sailors need it for lines to rig the sails and to tie up their vessels at dock. What exactly are the materials and steps involved in ropemaking? Come visit the Plymouth Cordage Company building at Mystic Seaport, where the process of turning fibers to rope, step by step, is the same as in the 1800s.

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