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    Default Interesting bow on old schooner

    I don't recall seeing a raised-deck bow on a small schooner like this before. Photo taken at Blue Rocks, Lunenburg County - and judging from the style of the Cape Islanders in the background - probably sometime in the late 1950's or early 1960's. For those without sharp eyes, the schooner is named "Ninety & Nine".

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    Default Re: Interesting bow on old schooner

    Nice to have a little cudy
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    Default Re: Interesting bow on old schooner

    Had it ever been a fishing vessel? The raised bow gives more room in the cuddy and keeps the waves out better, while the low sheer aft would make it easier to work fishing gear. I think the pipe sticking out of the deck is an exhaust pipe? No sail set, and it is moving, so there must be a make-and-break in there somewhere.

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    Default Re: Interesting bow on old schooner

    It was - and is, in the photo - undoubtedly a fishing boat. The pipe is indeed the standard exhaust for a make-and-break engine, probably an Acadia (local manufacturer).
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    Default Re: Interesting bow on old schooner

    We have discussed this one before. Lots of debate about the foresail sans gaff.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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