A figurehead was a carved wooden decoration found at the prow of ships. Mariners were a superstitious bunch, and they believed that a woman on board a ship would always bring bad luck. They made one exception: wooden women were allowed, but only if they were nailed to the bow as a figurehead. 1 History 2 Behind the scenes 3 Appearances 4 Sources 5 Notes and references Although earlier ships had often had some form of bow ornamentation (e.g. the Viking ships of ca. A.D. 800–1100), the general…
The Black Pearl
This ship is docked in Hawaii at Ko Olina. This is what they used in the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I understand it is going back to mainland US soon , so we were lucky to see it. We stayed in Hawaii close to where it was docked. I don't think many know it is docked in Oahu.