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September 16th, 2:13 pm

Maine's First Ship

quick pic from a brief visit to the Freight Shed about midday ... See MoreSee Less

quick pic from a brief visit to the Freight Shed about midday

September 7th, 7:59 am

Maine's First Ship

pine for the bulwarks drying in the freight shed
the outside deck, added last year, overlooking the river
a mast in progress in the yard
the shallop Jane Stevens moored in the fog
the view from two weeks ago
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pine for the bulwarks drying in the freight shed
the outside deck, added last year, overlooking the river
a mast in progress in the yard
the shallop Jane Stevens moored in the fog
the view from two weeks ago

September 5th, 6:07 am

Maine's First Ship

as promised yesterday
Jim Nelson tells us:
Ratlines (pronounced rat-lins) will be tied across the shrouds that support the masts to form a sort of rope ladder for sailors to climb aloft. These were spliced by Stewart Gillespie and are being "tarred".

Here's a picture from my old ship Rose. You can see the shrouds running vertically and the horizontal ratlines lashed to them.
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as promised yesterday
Jim Nelson tells us:  
Ratlines (pronounced rat-lins) will be tied across the shrouds that support the masts to form a sort of rope ladder for sailors to climb aloft. These were spliced by Stewart Gillespie and are being tarred.
Heres a picture from my old ship Rose. You can see the shrouds running vertically and the horizontal ratlines lashed to them.

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Julia here- so where do we get the scurvy dogs to climb the ratlines?

September 4th, 6:07 am

Maine's First Ship

huh, all these years and just now learning about this design feature of chain link fencing--apparently developed to hold ratlines that are being "tarred"
learn more here tomorrow...
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huh, all these years and just now learning about this design feature of chain link fencing--apparently developed to hold ratlines that are being tarred
learn more here tomorrow...

September 3rd, 4:07 pm

Maine's First Ship

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Looks wonderful!

I can almost smell it! 😌

Ooooooo...

September 3rd, 8:05 am

Maine's First Ship

The bowsprit cometh! MFS President Orman Hines maneuvered a pine log into the shipyard, which sparmaker Fred Gosbee will turn into the ship's bowsprit (the mast-like bit that sticks out of the front of the ship). Once this is done all of Virginia's spars will be completed, and we'll have to come up with something else to keep Fred off the streets. ... See MoreSee Less

The bowsprit cometh! MFS President Orman Hines maneuvered a pine log into the shipyard, which sparmaker Fred Gosbee will turn into the ships bowsprit (the mast-like bit that sticks out of the front of the ship). Once this is done all of Virginias spars will be completed, and well have to come up with something else to keep Fred off the streets.

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Just don't let him cook...-julia

Go Fred!!

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