The obscure word of the week is larboard, Mr Clemens

This week’s obscure English word is larboard.

It’s another term for the port side of a ship, often used, as far as I can tell, in the US Midwest riverboats during the nineteenth century (another term was ‘mark twain’, a reference to the number of knots on a rope used to plumb the river for depth, well known to a certain Mr S. Clemens esq., but I digress.)

Your challenge: make up a sentence using this word, in the comments.

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