Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday scenes and scenery: she has ribs and she's 72 feet long

1scow under construction.jpg

2bit of keel and open ribs.jpg
The vessel is a butt-nosed scow. A scow usually hauls freight in coastal waters. This one is very large.

3craftsman.jpg
The builder is intent on his project.

4working alongside the vessel!.jpg
This helper came by one day and offered his services. He's worked on the project for the sheer love of it ever since.

The builders hope to put her in the water by early fall.

Vineyard Haven, Mass. June 2012

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