all photos copyright Thomas Armstrong
At Mystic Seaport over the weekend for the WoodenBoat Show, I kept running into whaleboats. While these shots are of three different boats, there is a fourth, in the water, which I thought I had captured as well, but apparently not. Guess I'll need to go back. None of the Morgan's original boats survive, though these replicas do apppear to have some age.
Be sure and look to 70.8% for a piece on the planking of the Morgan, an astounding undertaking.
Geoff McKonley was at the show and promises to update me on Rocking the Boat's progress. I also met with Graham McKay of Lowell's Boat Shop in Amesbury MA. who reports he's 70% funded and is looking to start building in October, feeding us updates regularly. I also heard that the Apprenticeshop will be building a whaleboat as well, though I have yet to confirm this.
originally posted on Whaleboats for the CW Morgan by Thomas Armstrong