Claude Jackson is the one that has the arrow pointing to him.He is my father,he said that when they crossed the Equator they had this ritual.I am not too sure of the story about this as I was a small child at the time.
Joe Myers My dad was a shipmate on the Roi. He told me of this initiation: I believe the initiates became 'sons of Neptune'. Part of the ceremony involved crawling through something containing ship's garbage. I had always remembered from my childhood that this ceremony was to mark the first crossing of the Date Line, not the Equator.
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