Tuesday, July 14, 2015

August Glory

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2015

This boat was built by the Great Lakes Boat Building School, Class of 2015.  They must be located in Michigan since the boat is carrying the colors of the University of Michigan.  The boat is a Cornish Pilot Gig and is to be delivered to the USS Constitution.  According to Wikipedia, a Cornish Pilot Gig is a 6-oared rowing boat made of narrow leaf elm, measuring 32 feet long with a beam of 4 feet, 10 inches.  Originally used as a general work boat carrying pilots out to incoming vessels, it is also recognized as one of the earliest shore based lifeboats responding to vessels in distress. Today there are many clubs around the world who maintain these boats and race them .

2 comments:

  1. A freshly built boat! She's a beauty.

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  2. It looks like a beauty. Nice image, Ed.

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