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Using toothpicks or wooden sticks from cotton swabs, make masts, booms and the spar extending from the vessel’s front prow, which is called the bowsprit.
Once at the ship, the excavation team will look for proof that the ship is the Lake Serpent, such as identifying the sea-serpent figurehead below the bowsprit of the vessel and limestone in the cargo hold.
Maynard’s crew relieved the dead man of his head, carrying it off on Jane’s bowsprit as proof of their achievement.
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