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I might also suggest that you find a local port with a tall ship that is open for public visits. Spend some time with a guide, learn the "lingo" and get an understanding of ship board life.
I would suggest reading "The Way of the Ship" by Derek Lundy. He chronicles a voyage by a collier (coal carrier) from Britain to Chile.
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