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Planking continues~

I haven’t featured many pictures of Alyn doing his thing but that’s been because I’ve been mostly working with him and haven’t been able to pick up the camera and take his pic. But, I must say  that he’s one of the rocks of this project. I took time out from protecting him from falling objects and work-site dangers to snap a few pictures of him in action. Full disclosure; he was not injured while I let my guard down~

Alyn screwing in a plank.

Alyn screwing in a plank. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand me a darn screw and stop taking pictures~

Hand me a darn screw and stop taking pictures~

It never hurts to have at least one "southpaw" in the rotation~

It never hurts to have at least one “southpaw” in the rotation~


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Returning to Action

Although we’ve been distracted by the 2nd Annual Maritime Heritage Festival work has continued behind the scenes. We’re moving up the sides of the ground futtocks towards the upper futtocks (aka ribs) and the boat looks more buoyant everyday!

John trimming a plank

John trimming a plank

Maury and Alyn getting ready to set the mast seat in place

Maury and Alyn getting ready to set the mast seat in place

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Maury and Alyn getting ready to set the mast seat

Maury checking the fit of the starboard port plank

Maury checking the fit of the starboard port plank

 

 


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The Race!

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Yea Beaver! The winner!

Yea Beaver! The winner!

 


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MHF Day 2 Part 2

And now the big test~~the race!

Yacht Club

Yacht Club

Bartrum HS

Bartrum HS

Solar Stik

Solar Stik

St Johns River State College

St Johns River State College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Maritime Heritage Festival Day 2

The boats are nearly done and the pressure has just begun~

St Johns River State College is coming together

St Johns River State College is coming together

The Yacht Club is ready to go

The Yacht Club is ready to go

Beaver is ready

Beaver has that new canoe smell

Solar Stik has the power

Solar Stik has the power

The Great Pumpkin is here

The Great Pumpkin is here

Cruisers has a message for the others

Cruisers has a message for the others

Jerry Mathers made an appearance! Howdy Beaver!

Jerry Mathers made an appearance! Howdy Beaver!


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2nd Annual Maritime Fun Fest

Pig slow roasted on a spit and served Saturday night

Pig slow roasted on a spit and served Saturday night

The Meehan's Irish Pub team begin to build their tub

The Meehan’s Irish Pub team begin to build their tub

The Saint Aug Yacht Club had a lot going on under their very big tent

The Saint Aug Yacht Club had a lot going on under their very big tent

The dog agility challenge components are ready to go!

The dog agility challenge components are ready to go!

 


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Maritime Fun Fest

Last weekend the Maritime Heritage Foundation celebrated its 2nd annual “Funfest”. The weather was perfect and the fun was felt by all those who attended.

And so the building begins~~

St Johns River State Colege

St Johns River State College

Cruisers starts their build

Cruisers starts their build

Solar Stik seems to know what they're doing

Solar Stik seems to know what they’re doing

Kai and Peter from Bartram H. S. have a plan~

Kai and Peter from Bartram H. S. have a plan~

Beaver Toyota hope to build on last years success~

Beaver Toyota hopes to build on last years success~


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Church Of Chalupa

When I grew up in The Bronx my parish was Saint Brendan’s and in the 60’s the church was rebuilt to resemble a boat; for Saint Brendan is the patron Saint of Mariners. When I looked at this picture it reminded me of my old church in New York~~

Church of Chalupa

Church of Chalupa


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FESTIVAL MARITIME SPEAKERS

 

St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Festival Speaker Series

 

Saturday, October 18

Brenda Swann 

(11:00-11:45AM in the Pavilion)

At Home with the Harns: A Lighthouse Keepr’s Family in a Post-Civil War Household

 

Hear about the research behind the exciting new interactive exhibit, AT HOME WITH THE HARNS: A LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS FAMILY IN A POST-CIVIL WAR HOUSEHOLD. The talk will share the history and daily lives of the Harn family during their time at the St. Augustine Light Station. Participants also will see previews of the new exhibit, a recreated Victorian parlor that allows visitors to follow a path of interactive panels where they can choose one of five characters that lets you experience what it was like to live at the light station through the eyes of Head Keeper William Harn, his family, and Second Assistant Keeper, Jerome Lopez during William Harn’s service from 1875 to 1889 (Harn, his wife Kate, daughter Ida, Jerome Lopez, or a modern-day archaeologist).

Dr. Tom Graham

(1:00-1:45 PM in the Pavilion)

Henry Flagler’s Yachts, Ships, Boats, and Barges

Most of us think of Henry Flagler as a railroad man, but Flagler also spent a good deal of time on the waters of Florida. The St. Augustine Yacht Club played a role in his coming to St. Augustine, and he became a life member of the club. He owned a number of ships and boats during his lifetime, some of which played a role in St. Augustine history. For years his steam launch Adelante carried Flagler and his guests on the waters of Matanzas Bay. Back in New York he owned one of America’s largest yachts, the Alicia, and before that he owned an America’s Cup winning racing schooner. He had a fleet of steamboats that plied the waters of Indian River, and the Intracoastal Waterway. He had steamers to take passengers to Nassau and Havana. He even used humble barges and dredges to accomplish projects from Jacksonville to Key West.

Olivia A. McDanial

(3:00-3:45PM in the Pavilion)

Search for the Lost French Fleet of 1565

 

With the 450th anniversary of the loss of Ribault’s French Fleet of 1565 fast approaching, the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, in conjunction with the Center for Historical Archaeology and the Institute of Maritime History, has begun the initial archaeological search for what may remain of Ribault’s ill-fated ships. As Ribault’s ships arrived to re-supply the French colony at Ft. Caroline, they found themselves faced with the colonial conflict between France and Spain – the conflict that ultimately led to the loss of Ribault’s ships, and the French foothold in Florida. This presentation discusses the story of that conflict and the methodology and results of LAMP’S 2014 search for the lost French Fleet.

Sunday, October 19

Carl Halbirt

(11:00-11:45AM)

Past and Recent Investigations at the St. Augustine Art Association Property

And Its Relevance to St. Augustine’s 16th-Century Occupation

Of all time periods in the history of St. Augustine’s colonial downtown district, the 16th-century settlement is the most elusive in terms of the archaeological record.  A host of reasons contributes to this observation, not the least of which is the small area encompassed by this period and the continuous urban development that has occurred for more than 400 years.   The exception is a small parcel of land owned by the St. Augustine Art Association.  Here archaeological investigations undertaken by the City of St. Augustine’s Archaeology Program in 1998 and 2014 have uncovered a concentration of various deposits dating from 1572 to 1586.  This 14-year period, which terminates with the destruction of the town by Francis Drake, is based on the ceramic assemblage recovered from the property.  In particular are the types of Spanish majolicas represented in the collection.  The two investigations at the Art Association have significant ramifications in the interpretation of the city’s early layout, access to both European and indigenous goods, and subsistence practices in a frontier setting.

Dr. Kathy Deagan

(12:30-1:15PM)

Rich town, Poor town: St. Augustine and Puerto Real in the sixteenth century

 

When Pedro Menéndez defeated the French at Fort Caroline, he sent first word of his victory to the town of Puerto Real, today on the north coast of Haiti. Puerto Real, like St. Augustine, was an isolated 16th century Spanish frontier settlement plagued by pirates. But unlike St. Augustine, it developed a thriving economy based on cattle ranching between 1503 and 1579.   University of Florida archaeologists studied Puerto Real for seven years, and the results of those excavations provide a dramatic contrast to what settlers experienced in sixteenth century St. Augustine.  This talk explores the differences and similarities of life at


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Filling In The Gaps – Authentic Tools

Some of the reproduction tools on display July 2013

Lathe and shaping horse

Lathe and shaping horse

First oar on display

First oar on display

The yard is not nearly this clean anymore~

The yard is not nearly this clean anymore~