The Golden Age of Sailing was often pretty harrowing (not to mention disgusting) for the people who sailed on those beautiful ships. Between poor living conditions, cruel punishments and the constant threat of violence, a life at sea certainly wasn't all grog and shanties. Here are just a FEW reasons that being an old-timey sailor was THE WORST:

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6 Reasons Being an Old-Timey Sailor was Actually Awful

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