I missed the punchline here.
"The Witches Hammer" is a sea-going vessel stopping by at some port for repairs. Harbourmaster cannot quite figure out the ship's log, & the sailor Boston Gantry (probably ship's Captain) is explaining. I completely missed most of their conversation - lot of jargan, place names that don't mean anything to me, ...
Captain will give a gift to Harbourmaster that is supposed to do some magic, but I completely missed the point & ending - apparently something magical.
Fact sheet.First published: Antipodean SF, #120 (May/June 2008).
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