Photos

Luna undergoes major rehab in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Click each picture for a fullsize view. (Some may take longer to display.)  • April/May 2001
 

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New Planking and Framing: The new and old planking and framing can be seen in this photo. The salt stops are also visible towards the top of the photo. (May 26th)


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Stanchions: With all of the stanchions erected and shaped with a power planer, the sweet curvature of the Luna towards the bow can be seen. (April 19th)



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Below the Stern Planking: This view looks aft and up towards the bottom of the aft end of the Luna’s hull. The planking runs aft and ends at a rabbet in the bottom of the rim timber. The top of the rudder and its bearing can be seen at center right, while the stern post can be seen on the left. The horn timber intersects with the stern post and the rudder stock on the longitudinal centerline of the tug. (May 25th)


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Nameboard for Bulwark: Students from McKinley Vocational High School in the Fenway area of Boston came up to present their work and see the Luna under reconstruction on May 25.   Here is one of the two nameboards built during the 2000/2001 academic year. The boards were patterned precisely to the shapes of the originals and made of white oak. (May 25th)


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Nameboard Along the Hull: Some of the students from McKinley High, along with two teachers, hold the nameboard along the hull, below the bulwark on which it will be attached. (May 25th)


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Ship Saw: Deep in the carpentry shop of Sample’s Shipyard is the ship saw, a powerful band saw with a table that can be tilted during the sawing process to cut the angles necessary in shipbuilding and repair. The wheel in the lower right corner controls the tilt, and a gauge on the column of the saw shows the angle. Pieces that are cut with varying angles can be marked with angles and the saw can be cranked gradually to the correct angle during the cutting process.


 

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