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Bow view of L'Avenir at Millwall Dock.
View full size imageThe bowspirt of the barque L'Avenir is evident in this image of her taken at Millwall Dock. c. 1930. © NMM
A spar extended from the bow (front) of the ship, to which the stays (ropes), are fastened to the foremast.

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