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    Default Tancook schooner for free Jamie's Airlee

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    Default Re: Tancook schooner for free Jamie's ARLIE

    love that boat
    hope she finds a savior
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    An incredibly beautiful boat. I too pray that she finds someone to love her.

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    Default Re: Tancook schooner for free Jamie's ARLIE

    From the add:

    "The boat was originally built in 1929 and was completely rebuild and lengthened to 39ft in 1949. ... Construction is white pine over oak, with a birch keel."

    Gentlemen, please tell me what's the forum wisdom on birch keels? Even if it's there only since 1949 that's still 73 years.

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    Default Re: Tancook schooner for free Jamie's ARLIE

    These are beautiful, fast and seaworthy boats, but they are not the best built vessels, in general, that I've seen.

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    a board member of this organization has reached out to me, suggesting that donations made to them specifically directed towards airlie's restoration would help them to get involved in her rescue

    https://schoonerrescue.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    These are beautiful, fast and seaworthy boats, but they are not the best built vessels, in general, that I've seen.
    one of the single greatest days of sailing in my life was aboard airlie on fisher's island sound
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    These are beautiful, fast and seaworthy boats, but they are not the best built vessels, in general, that I've seen.
    I think it should be noted that this isn't based on studying Arlie, but a general comment - right Bruce?
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    Default Re: Tancook schooner for free Jamie's Airlee

    former forum member mmd has been in touch with me to let me know that "Airlie has a new owner who intends to restore her."

    no other details forthcoming at the moment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumars View Post
    From the add:

    "The boat was originally built in 1929 and was completely rebuild and lengthened to 39ft in 1949. ... Construction is white pine over oak, with a birch keel."

    Gentlemen, please tell me what's the forum wisdom on birch keels? Even if it's there only since 1949 that's still 73 years.
    I think it would be fair to state that Nova Scotia was a hard scrabble economy back then, but people still needed tools-some of which were boats.
    Having worked in Norway and learned the ancient(Viking) method of boatbuilding, the ordinary (peasant) folk still needed boats for fishing, transport, etc. They adapted the gloriously beautiful methods and materials of the Viking age-vessels that were built by the very wealthy and connected people- to their ongoing needs. This meant that more Furu(Pine) and Gran (Spruce) were used in the areas where they were plentiful, as were Birch and other so called trash woods. In the case of Norway, these trees were slow growing and could yield nice strong wood.
    The boats were built for their budget and needs, not glossy magazines and historians. And it was these folk who insured the old techniques were continued, and we have some of these craft alive to this day.
    I love grand yachts built with very high specifications and materials, and craftsmen...and owners with open checkbooks for maintenance. But some boats are built as tools, like a hay wagon, or a pitchfork, or an oil lamp.

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    Great news that ‘Airlie’ would see new life.

    Mickey Lake
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    Great news. I found a few pics from when Jamie trucked her to Maine for launching after the work he had done in Nova Scotia.

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    With our Talisman:

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    Jamie onboard:

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    Great news, Paul!

    Nice pics, Steven!

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    Default Re: Tancook schooner for free Jamie's ARLIE

    Terrific news.

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    Default Re: Tancook schooner for free Jamie's ARLIE

    I got an email from Michael (mmd) & I offered to post it (with his approval):

    I am happy to announce that Airlie is coming home.

    Ownership of Airlie has been transferred to the Nova Scotia Heritage Schooner Rescue Society, and she will be returned to Nova Scotia mid-next month (November). She will be placed in indoor storage for the winter while the Society raises money for her restoration. One of the first tasks undertaken will be by me, to take her lines and document her construction. On some future day there will be a lines plan and construction and rig drawings done and probably available to the public through the Society. https://schoonerrescue.org/

    One serendipitous result is that she will be restored at East River Marine in East River, NS (between Halifax and Chester on the South Shore) and will be reborn within sight of Tancook Island, where she was built ninety-three years ago.


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    Default Re: Tancook schooner for free Jamie's ARLIE

    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I think it should be noted that this isn't based on studying Arlie, but a general comment - right Bruce?
    Correct, I have never been aboard or seen Arlie.
    But I have been in the guts of other Nova Scotia schooners.
    When a boat needs restoration, it usually means she is shot.

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    Like a dream come true. So many fine boats never got this chance, but this one most happily will.

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