Canoe. Narrow-beamed craft propelled by paddles. Vary widely in construction from primitive dug-out to the Eskimo kayak and oomiak.
Canera.*Type of ship formerly used in Black Sea.
Canoe Rig. The sail arrangement of a canoe. There is no fixed type, but sails are arranged to keep centre of effort as low as possible. To avoid moving about in these tender craft much ingenuity is needed in arrangements for trimming, reefing and furling sail.
Canopy. Canvas cover on metal frames. Placed over a hatch or companion way, and in other places. Cant. Corner or angle. One of segments forming a side piece in head of cask. 2. To tilt in the vertical plane, or to incline in horizontal plane. 3. Cut made between neck and fins of whale so that a hook can be attached for canting. 4. To roll-over a whale when flensing.
Cant Blocks.Purchase blocks used when canting whales.
Cant Falls. Purchases used to sling a whale alongside.
Cant Frames. Short frames that support the overhanging counter of a vessel with an elliptical stern.
Cant Hook. Lever with hook in lifting end. Used for lifting heavy weights.
Cantick Quoin. Triangular piece of wood used to prevent rolling of a cask.