What's "Fiddler's Green"?

Discussion in 'Fiddler's Green - everything else.' started by BGL, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. BGL Administrator

    An term for what old sailors considered heaven, endless fiddling, rum and tobacco. Not quite the more regulated heaven of their Puritan passengers to the New World. The legend goes that to make it to Fiddler's Green, one had to serve 50 years at sea but in the 1700's, the first written reference to the sailor's Fiddler's Green, the average life span was just 38 years, much less serving on board a ship for 50 years. So the Fiddler's Green was considered more a place one went after life.

    For purposes of the Online Yacht Club forum, the endless mirth, music, rum and tobacco (pick your pleasure) is the idea.

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