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Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Fir Log becomes a Boom for the Edna Lockwood

Now in mid-December, the Museum's Sam Fairbank, Marc Barto, and Joe Green work to get the 30' 11"boom wood for the Edna Lockwood inside the skipjack restoration shop to be planed.
Apprentice Joe Green is working on the first step in squaring the timber for Edna's main boom.
CBMM Shipwright Marc Barto has been teaching apprentices at the Museum for several years.
The circled areas (in blue chalk) signify planing is not needed. The areas marked with squares are what Joe is focusing on.

(Back in June) L-R: Boat Yard Manager Rich Scofield, Boat Yard Program Manager Dan Sutherland and Classic Yacht Restoration Guild Director Rick Carrion work on the first cut on a 54' fir log to make a new boom for the Museum's "Edna E. Lockwood" bugeye. Built in 1889,"Edna" is a National Historic Landmark and the last of the sailing log bugeyes.

Rick and Rich inspect their work.

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