Flacking Box: This device was part of the breeches buoy beach apparatus gear. Shot line and flaking box: The shot line is tied to the projectile and is the first line to reach the shipwreck. This is the thinnest line used in the drill and is stored in a special pattern the flaking box. This special pattern allows it to pay out freely as the gun is fired. After the drill, the shot line is returned to the box by carefully laying it in the flaking pattern, ensuring that it is ready for the next use.
Historical museums--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Lifesaving, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century, Provincetown Heritage Museum, United States Coast Guard, and United States. Life-Saving Service
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