The Museum's bugeye, the Edna E. Lockwood, was pulled from the water this week for some minor repairs. Edna, a National Historic Landmark, and the last sailing log-bottom bugeye, built in 1889 by John B. Harrison of Tilghman Island. Just as Native American dugout canoes were formed by carving out one log, a bugeye's hull is constructed by pinning together a series of logs and hollowing them out as a unit.
|Edna up on the rail - she'll be back in the water soon!|
Shipwright Apprentice Bud McIntire paints the stern of Edna
A sacrificial piece of zinc on her bow
Rigging along the bowsprit has been set
Hardware has been replaced on Edna.
|Needs a little caulking. Yes that's a gap in the bottom of Edna! Good thing the wood is super thick.|
|Edna is a nine log boat - and her original logs, dating back to the 1800s, are still in place.|
|Our shipwrights discovered Edna's rudder has a crack, so they are working out a fix. For the long run however, Vessel Maintenance Manager Mike Gorman made a pattern, and will find a nice chunk of wood to replace the rudder over the next winter.|