What does "ship caulker" do?


Ship caulker IN BRIEF: n. - Someone who seals seams and joints to make them watertight.

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Coordinates: 17.74250°N 88.02500°W / 17.74250; -88.02500 / 17°44′33″N 88°01′30″W

Caye Caulker is a small limestone coral island off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean Sea measuring about 5 miles (8.0 km) (north to south) by less than 1 mile (1.6 km) (east to west). The town on the island is known by the name Caye Caulker Village. Some]who?[ have said the island's name is derived from the practice of caulking or sealing the seams in wooden boats to make them watertight, due to the high number of shipwrights on the island. "Caye Corker", the alternative spelling of the name used by British cartographers, has largely fallen into disuse. This was a phonetic spelling which in older English was pronounced the same.


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