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    Default Another wooden lobsterboat left to die...

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    Default Re: Another wooden lobsterboat left to die...

    That does not look like it ever was a working lobster boat.

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    Possibly not, but there were not many boats of this type built around here for pleasure only. It doesn't look like it has pulled any traps in the last while, but I don't doubt that it started out life in the same form as shown. If I can find anything more about it, I'll report back, but I don't anticipate going up that way again soon.
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    Default Re: Another wooden lobsterboat left to die...

    looks like a lobster boat somebody added a saloon to.. and then left it to die
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    Default Re: Another wooden lobsterboat left to die...

    I like the shed thing behind it.

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    The 'shed thing' is called a lobster car, and is used to store live crated lobsters in the water of the boat's home port until the truck shows up to take them to market. They float with the deck about six inches above the surface of the water and the lobster crates stored below. The shed is to hold the fisherman's supplies.
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    Which explains the cant of the shed. I was thinking that it was left to die with the boat.


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    Default Re: Another wooden lobsterboat left to die...

    Nope; just hauled up on the beach at high tide for repairs and maybe a few improvements. The lobster car, not the boat...
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    Looks like the topsides are beat up just aft of the helm, right where the hauler would be.

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    Could you please post stuff like this above decks? That way those of us who seek to avoid the incessant anti Trump, anti gun, anti Christian threads in the Bilge can enjoy also?
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    Bob, while a kinda agree with your desire, I defend my actions as necessary to the sweetness and habitability of the Bilge. If a few of us didn't occasionally flood the place with pictures of pretty boats, the politics and guns would have unrivalled dominion over the place, and that would smell ba-a-a-d. Kinda like how your NRA has created the conditions to flood America with inappropriate weapons, allowing the political mavens and 2nd Amendment hawks free reign in the Bilge would encourage them to think that the playground was all theirs.
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    Wish we could see the port side perhaps the owner was a lefty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Bob, while a kinda agree with your desire, I defend my actions as necessary to the sweetness and habitability of the Bilge. If a few of us didn't occasionally flood the place with pictures of pretty boats, the politics and guns would have unrivalled dominion over the place, and that would smell ba-a-a-d. Kinda like how your NRA has created the conditions to flood America with inappropriate weapons, allowing the political mavens and 2nd Amendment hawks free reign in the Bilge would encourage them to think that the playground was all theirs.
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    Which do you think I am, delecta, a political maven or a 2nd Amendment hawk?
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    Is hypocrite the hidden third option I missed?

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    Default Re: Another wooden lobsterboat left to die...

    Why yes, it must be! Even I, the author of the thread, didn't see it. Good eye, delecta! Thanks for pointing that out. Now, back to boats...

    ... this is another old lobster boats brought up on the shore to die. The larger boat is just hauled out for the season, I believe:


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    You were wrong the last time also.

    remarkable, huh?

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    Default Re: Another wooden lobsterboat left to die...

    Nobody is perfect, delecta; not even you. Got an abandoned boat picture that you would like to post?

    In the neantime, while we wait for delecta to post something germane to the thread, here is a at abandoned in Barrow, Alaska. Interesting to note that it is being weathered away faster than it is rotting away. Rot doesn't live in the arctic, I guess...

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    River Drift boat from the Pere Marquette river in western Michigan. Polled by the guide Standing on the stern platform. I took the lines off of this in 2006. Each side is a 16" wide white pine plank with a cross planked bottom. The design originates from the early 1900's. Built quick and dirty with plain iron nails with a very short life expectancy. This is one of the few survivors probable retired in the late 70's when the owner retired from guiding.P5230001.jpg
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    Default Re: Another wooden lobsterboat left to die...

    Thanks for posting, Ron. Are the cuddies fore & aft for dry storage while on the water? Is that just a tall bulkhead in the centre, or something more substantial?
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    Default Re: Another wooden lobsterboat left to die...

    The center thwart and the both decks had covers for storage.P5230006.jpg There was a U shaped iron rod on the stern that the guide dropped the push pole through to hold the boat in one place above a good fishing hole. I started hanging around the river in 1960 and there were a few of these still in use from Baldwin MI downstream to Ludington. Only about 25 road miles and probably double that on the river which is now a Federal Wild and Scenic river.
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    Default Re: Another wooden lobsterboat left to die...

    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
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    Yeah... I wanted to go looking for Maryanne and Ginger, but my wife wouldn't let me.
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