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Canoeyawl
06-15-2017, 09:57 PM
http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b457/canoeyawl/museum%20boats/IMG_0624.jpg

http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b457/canoeyawl/museum%20boats/IMG_0625.jpg

http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b457/canoeyawl/museum%20boats/IMG_0627.jpg

Canoeyawl
06-15-2017, 10:05 PM
Under this building, rather deep down was an abandoned boat...

http://www.unionleader.com/storyimage/UL/20150327/NEWS13/150329312/AR/0/AR-150329312.jpg?q=100

This boat, a lighter. Built of Chilean Hardwood. 2"x12" planking

https://www.nps.gov/safr/learn/historyculture/images/historic-500PX.jpg
Still in the same place...
Tied to a couple of pilings.


https://www.nps.gov/safr/learn/historyculture/images/LighterWeb_141KB516PX_1.jpg

* note the dovetailed thwarts
https://www.nps.gov/safr/learn/historyculture/lighterarticle.htm

Canoeyawl
06-15-2017, 10:20 PM
A very interesting detail are the stepped hooked scarf joints all amidships.
It appears to me from the layout and bevels that this vessel was built somewhere else and shipped in two nesting parts in the hold of a ship (They are normal to a plumb line, rather than the plank flare. This is odd and requires more work) . If a bottom plank was removed, the two halves (ford and aft) would slide together. The boat is fastened with large iron hand wrought nails and washers or "roves". There are masive " butt blocks" on the inside of the join.
It is rather lovely in a most honest fashion.
I thought I should share the scarf joints...

http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b457/canoeyawl/museum%20boats/IMG_0620.jpg


http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b457/canoeyawl/museum%20boats/IMG_0619.jpg

Jimmy W
06-15-2017, 10:26 PM
Thanks. Very interesting.

jsjpd1
06-15-2017, 11:01 PM
That is really interesting joinery. I never would have guessed it was built that way.