Serpents Grasp: The Serpents Grasp, named after Scylla, the Greek mythological sea serpent. The payment demanded of a ship's safe passage through the channel was six sailors who were to be Scylla’s dinner. As you look at the Serpents Grasp, think of the mythological sea creatures who gave us the vivid stories and folklore of ships which sailed the waterways. The body of the Serpents Grasp is from the shore near Ft Pulaski, the sails are of vintage metal. This ship has a rich story to tell.