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On April 10, 2009 my son David and I went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum, in St Michaels MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay. As part of the conservation effort in the museum they rebuild wooden boats that have fallen in disarray. They rebuild them and may add them to their active collection or rebuild it for an owner.

Here is the current boat under restoration. The Caleb W. Jones. When completed it will return to an active boat to dredge oysters in the bay and also educate the public through fields trips on the bay.





The side planks are removed except for this one.



Holes were cut in the bottom to put in new bracing so that a new deck floor can be installed and keep rain from flowing into the the bottom when it gets started.

The bottom has these planks that will be replaced.



The nails in the sides are hand cut nails.




This is the top side of the boat as seen from the lighthouse.



A couple of boats that have been restored and are in their collection.

That is amazingly cool Karson! Have you and your son ever assisted with the boat building?

I love anything related to the sea and maritime history.
 

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The Boat Yard

On April 10, 2009 my son David and I went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum, in St Michaels MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay. As part of the conservation effort in the museum they rebuild wooden boats that have fallen in disarray. They rebuild them and may add them to their active collection or rebuild it for an owner.

Here is the current boat under restoration. The Caleb W. Jones. When completed it will return to an active boat to dredge oysters in the bay and also educate the public through fields trips on the bay.





The side planks are removed except for this one.



Holes were cut in the bottom to put in new bracing so that a new deck floor can be installed and keep rain from flowing into the the bottom when it gets started.

The bottom has these planks that will be replaced.



The nails in the sides are hand cut nails.




This is the top side of the boat as seen from the lighthouse.



A couple of boats that have been restored and are in their collection.

My wife keeps telling me to go for a couple of times. the museaum is about 60 miles from the house. So I wouldn't want to go every day. But it woulds be fun for a few times.
 

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On April 10, 2009 my son David and I went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum, in St Michaels MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay. As part of the conservation effort in the museum they rebuild wooden boats that have fallen in disarray. They rebuild them and may add them to their active collection or rebuild it for an owner.

Here is the current boat under restoration. The Caleb W. Jones. When completed it will return to an active boat to dredge oysters in the bay and also educate the public through fields trips on the bay.





The side planks are removed except for this one.



Holes were cut in the bottom to put in new bracing so that a new deck floor can be installed and keep rain from flowing into the the bottom when it gets started.

The bottom has these planks that will be replaced.



The nails in the sides are hand cut nails.




This is the top side of the boat as seen from the lighthouse.



A couple of boats that have been restored and are in their collection.

Wow;

That's all, just wow.

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The Boat Yard

On April 10, 2009 my son David and I went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum, in St Michaels MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay. As part of the conservation effort in the museum they rebuild wooden boats that have fallen in disarray. They rebuild them and may add them to their active collection or rebuild it for an owner.

Here is the current boat under restoration. The Caleb W. Jones. When completed it will return to an active boat to dredge oysters in the bay and also educate the public through fields trips on the bay.





The side planks are removed except for this one.



Holes were cut in the bottom to put in new bracing so that a new deck floor can be installed and keep rain from flowing into the the bottom when it gets started.

The bottom has these planks that will be replaced.



The nails in the sides are hand cut nails.




This is the top side of the boat as seen from the lighthouse.



A couple of boats that have been restored and are in their collection.

Cool! and thanks.
 

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On April 10, 2009 my son David and I went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum, in St Michaels MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay. As part of the conservation effort in the museum they rebuild wooden boats that have fallen in disarray. They rebuild them and may add them to their active collection or rebuild it for an owner.

Here is the current boat under restoration. The Caleb W. Jones. When completed it will return to an active boat to dredge oysters in the bay and also educate the public through fields trips on the bay.





The side planks are removed except for this one.



Holes were cut in the bottom to put in new bracing so that a new deck floor can be installed and keep rain from flowing into the the bottom when it gets started.

The bottom has these planks that will be replaced.



The nails in the sides are hand cut nails.




This is the top side of the boat as seen from the lighthouse.



A couple of boats that have been restored and are in their collection.

those are NAILS…wow…cool series…
 

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On April 10, 2009 my son David and I went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum, in St Michaels MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay. As part of the conservation effort in the museum they rebuild wooden boats that have fallen in disarray. They rebuild them and may add them to their active collection or rebuild it for an owner.

Here is the current boat under restoration. The Caleb W. Jones. When completed it will return to an active boat to dredge oysters in the bay and also educate the public through fields trips on the bay.





The side planks are removed except for this one.



Holes were cut in the bottom to put in new bracing so that a new deck floor can be installed and keep rain from flowing into the the bottom when it gets started.

The bottom has these planks that will be replaced.



The nails in the sides are hand cut nails.




This is the top side of the boat as seen from the lighthouse.



A couple of boats that have been restored and are in their collection.

That is fantastic to see and a top job on the restorations.
Could spend many happy hours there.
 

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On April 10, 2009 my son David and I went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum, in St Michaels MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay. As part of the conservation effort in the museum they rebuild wooden boats that have fallen in disarray. They rebuild them and may add them to their active collection or rebuild it for an owner.

Here is the current boat under restoration. The Caleb W. Jones. When completed it will return to an active boat to dredge oysters in the bay and also educate the public through fields trips on the bay.





The side planks are removed except for this one.



Holes were cut in the bottom to put in new bracing so that a new deck floor can be installed and keep rain from flowing into the the bottom when it gets started.

The bottom has these planks that will be replaced.



The nails in the sides are hand cut nails.




This is the top side of the boat as seen from the lighthouse.



A couple of boats that have been restored and are in their collection.

cool
 

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The Boat Yard

On April 10, 2009 my son David and I went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum, in St Michaels MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay. As part of the conservation effort in the museum they rebuild wooden boats that have fallen in disarray. They rebuild them and may add them to their active collection or rebuild it for an owner.

Here is the current boat under restoration. The Caleb W. Jones. When completed it will return to an active boat to dredge oysters in the bay and also educate the public through fields trips on the bay.





The side planks are removed except for this one.



Holes were cut in the bottom to put in new bracing so that a new deck floor can be installed and keep rain from flowing into the the bottom when it gets started.

The bottom has these planks that will be replaced.



The nails in the sides are hand cut nails.




This is the top side of the boat as seen from the lighthouse.



A couple of boats that have been restored and are in their collection.

It's interesting to go back every so often and see the changes.
 

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The lighthouse

On April 10, 2009 my son David and i went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay.

They have a lighthouse that originally was in the bay but it has been removed. Because of the advances in boat electronics and GPS positioning, lighthouses are becoming obsolete.

This is the Hooper Straight Lighthouse that was in the Bay.



The only two pictures that I took in the lighthouse were the workbench and a table.





This is the lens that is in the top of the lighthouse.



It was lit by a flame from some mineral oil. It originally used fuel oil but in some testing it was determined that the mineral oil gave a brighter light.

Sorry I failed to take a picture of the lighthouse itself.

it had three water storage tanks that were made with wooden slats. The water to fill them came from rain water that ran off the roof. The spigot at the bottom dropped it's dripping water into a funnel in the floor that dropped the water into the bay.

Boats borough supplies once a month. Everything but food. The food was bought by the lighthouse keeper from a food allowance that was given to him and he had to bring it himself.
 

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The lighthouse

On April 10, 2009 my son David and i went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay.

They have a lighthouse that originally was in the bay but it has been removed. Because of the advances in boat electronics and GPS positioning, lighthouses are becoming obsolete.

This is the Hooper Straight Lighthouse that was in the Bay.



The only two pictures that I took in the lighthouse were the workbench and a table.





This is the lens that is in the top of the lighthouse.



It was lit by a flame from some mineral oil. It originally used fuel oil but in some testing it was determined that the mineral oil gave a brighter light.

Sorry I failed to take a picture of the lighthouse itself.

it had three water storage tanks that were made with wooden slats. The water to fill them came from rain water that ran off the roof. The spigot at the bottom dropped it's dripping water into a funnel in the floor that dropped the water into the bay.

Boats borough supplies once a month. Everything but food. The food was bought by the lighthouse keeper from a food allowance that was given to him and he had to bring it himself.
Nothing was said about that. I'm not really sure how the lighthouse was placed in the bay. Wheather it was on the bay bottom with screws or whether it was on a little island that was build around the base.

The write up states that was out in the water as remote as a desert island. But, it was placed where a known sandbar caused navigation problems.
 

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On April 10, 2009 my son David and i went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay.

They have a lighthouse that originally was in the bay but it has been removed. Because of the advances in boat electronics and GPS positioning, lighthouses are becoming obsolete.

This is the Hooper Straight Lighthouse that was in the Bay.



The only two pictures that I took in the lighthouse were the workbench and a table.





This is the lens that is in the top of the lighthouse.



It was lit by a flame from some mineral oil. It originally used fuel oil but in some testing it was determined that the mineral oil gave a brighter light.

Sorry I failed to take a picture of the lighthouse itself.

it had three water storage tanks that were made with wooden slats. The water to fill them came from rain water that ran off the roof. The spigot at the bottom dropped it's dripping water into a funnel in the floor that dropped the water into the bay.

Boats borough supplies once a month. Everything but food. The food was bought by the lighthouse keeper from a food allowance that was given to him and he had to bring it himself.
Karson,

Very interesting trip! The Bay is filled with historical sites and stuff to see. Hope you ate some oysters while you were there!!!!!

Lew
 

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The lighthouse

On April 10, 2009 my son David and i went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay.

They have a lighthouse that originally was in the bay but it has been removed. Because of the advances in boat electronics and GPS positioning, lighthouses are becoming obsolete.

This is the Hooper Straight Lighthouse that was in the Bay.



The only two pictures that I took in the lighthouse were the workbench and a table.





This is the lens that is in the top of the lighthouse.



It was lit by a flame from some mineral oil. It originally used fuel oil but in some testing it was determined that the mineral oil gave a brighter light.

Sorry I failed to take a picture of the lighthouse itself.

it had three water storage tanks that were made with wooden slats. The water to fill them came from rain water that ran off the roof. The spigot at the bottom dropped it's dripping water into a funnel in the floor that dropped the water into the bay.

Boats borough supplies once a month. Everything but food. The food was bought by the lighthouse keeper from a food allowance that was given to him and he had to bring it himself.
Great story Karson. I love to see those old lighthouses myself. Always try to visit some when we get to the Carolina coast.
 

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On April 10, 2009 my son David and i went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay.

They have a lighthouse that originally was in the bay but it has been removed. Because of the advances in boat electronics and GPS positioning, lighthouses are becoming obsolete.

This is the Hooper Straight Lighthouse that was in the Bay.



The only two pictures that I took in the lighthouse were the workbench and a table.





This is the lens that is in the top of the lighthouse.



It was lit by a flame from some mineral oil. It originally used fuel oil but in some testing it was determined that the mineral oil gave a brighter light.

Sorry I failed to take a picture of the lighthouse itself.

it had three water storage tanks that were made with wooden slats. The water to fill them came from rain water that ran off the roof. The spigot at the bottom dropped it's dripping water into a funnel in the floor that dropped the water into the bay.

Boats borough supplies once a month. Everything but food. The food was bought by the lighthouse keeper from a food allowance that was given to him and he had to bring it himself.
Karson - great blog!! Those boats look like they are built and restored with tender loving care. Not sure if my workshop could handle that project.
 

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The lighthouse

On April 10, 2009 my son David and i went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay.

They have a lighthouse that originally was in the bay but it has been removed. Because of the advances in boat electronics and GPS positioning, lighthouses are becoming obsolete.

This is the Hooper Straight Lighthouse that was in the Bay.



The only two pictures that I took in the lighthouse were the workbench and a table.





This is the lens that is in the top of the lighthouse.



It was lit by a flame from some mineral oil. It originally used fuel oil but in some testing it was determined that the mineral oil gave a brighter light.

Sorry I failed to take a picture of the lighthouse itself.

it had three water storage tanks that were made with wooden slats. The water to fill them came from rain water that ran off the roof. The spigot at the bottom dropped it's dripping water into a funnel in the floor that dropped the water into the bay.

Boats borough supplies once a month. Everything but food. The food was bought by the lighthouse keeper from a food allowance that was given to him and he had to bring it himself.
Most of these babies are done outside. The Boat shop is where they are making the small rowboats.
 

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On April 10, 2009 my son David and i went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay.

They have a lighthouse that originally was in the bay but it has been removed. Because of the advances in boat electronics and GPS positioning, lighthouses are becoming obsolete.

This is the Hooper Straight Lighthouse that was in the Bay.



The only two pictures that I took in the lighthouse were the workbench and a table.





This is the lens that is in the top of the lighthouse.



It was lit by a flame from some mineral oil. It originally used fuel oil but in some testing it was determined that the mineral oil gave a brighter light.

Sorry I failed to take a picture of the lighthouse itself.

it had three water storage tanks that were made with wooden slats. The water to fill them came from rain water that ran off the roof. The spigot at the bottom dropped it's dripping water into a funnel in the floor that dropped the water into the bay.

Boats borough supplies once a month. Everything but food. The food was bought by the lighthouse keeper from a food allowance that was given to him and he had to bring it himself.
One of our favorite spots to visit. I've got pictures of the classic wood boats… but none of the workbench in the lighthouse.
 

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The lighthouse

On April 10, 2009 my son David and i went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay.

They have a lighthouse that originally was in the bay but it has been removed. Because of the advances in boat electronics and GPS positioning, lighthouses are becoming obsolete.

This is the Hooper Straight Lighthouse that was in the Bay.



The only two pictures that I took in the lighthouse were the workbench and a table.





This is the lens that is in the top of the lighthouse.



It was lit by a flame from some mineral oil. It originally used fuel oil but in some testing it was determined that the mineral oil gave a brighter light.

Sorry I failed to take a picture of the lighthouse itself.

it had three water storage tanks that were made with wooden slats. The water to fill them came from rain water that ran off the roof. The spigot at the bottom dropped it's dripping water into a funnel in the floor that dropped the water into the bay.

Boats borough supplies once a month. Everything but food. The food was bought by the lighthouse keeper from a food allowance that was given to him and he had to bring it himself.
Al I don't remember the workbench in previous visits. I'm wondering if it's new this year.
 

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On April 10, 2009 my son David and i went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay.

They have a lighthouse that originally was in the bay but it has been removed. Because of the advances in boat electronics and GPS positioning, lighthouses are becoming obsolete.

This is the Hooper Straight Lighthouse that was in the Bay.



The only two pictures that I took in the lighthouse were the workbench and a table.





This is the lens that is in the top of the lighthouse.



It was lit by a flame from some mineral oil. It originally used fuel oil but in some testing it was determined that the mineral oil gave a brighter light.

Sorry I failed to take a picture of the lighthouse itself.

it had three water storage tanks that were made with wooden slats. The water to fill them came from rain water that ran off the roof. The spigot at the bottom dropped it's dripping water into a funnel in the floor that dropped the water into the bay.

Boats borough supplies once a month. Everything but food. The food was bought by the lighthouse keeper from a food allowance that was given to him and he had to bring it himself.
Nice post Karson.

I bet David had a great time.

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On April 10, 2009 my son David and i went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay.

They have a lighthouse that originally was in the bay but it has been removed. Because of the advances in boat electronics and GPS positioning, lighthouses are becoming obsolete.

This is the Hooper Straight Lighthouse that was in the Bay.



The only two pictures that I took in the lighthouse were the workbench and a table.





This is the lens that is in the top of the lighthouse.



It was lit by a flame from some mineral oil. It originally used fuel oil but in some testing it was determined that the mineral oil gave a brighter light.

Sorry I failed to take a picture of the lighthouse itself.

it had three water storage tanks that were made with wooden slats. The water to fill them came from rain water that ran off the roof. The spigot at the bottom dropped it's dripping water into a funnel in the floor that dropped the water into the bay.

Boats borough supplies once a month. Everything but food. The food was bought by the lighthouse keeper from a food allowance that was given to him and he had to bring it himself.
Thanks Karson and David R for the history lesson. Floss and I spend a weekend in quaint old St Michael's about 30 years ago. Oh! where have the years gone???

Happy Easter Monday you'll,
 

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On April 10, 2009 my son David and i went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay.

They have a lighthouse that originally was in the bay but it has been removed. Because of the advances in boat electronics and GPS positioning, lighthouses are becoming obsolete.

This is the Hooper Straight Lighthouse that was in the Bay.



The only two pictures that I took in the lighthouse were the workbench and a table.





This is the lens that is in the top of the lighthouse.



It was lit by a flame from some mineral oil. It originally used fuel oil but in some testing it was determined that the mineral oil gave a brighter light.

Sorry I failed to take a picture of the lighthouse itself.

it had three water storage tanks that were made with wooden slats. The water to fill them came from rain water that ran off the roof. The spigot at the bottom dropped it's dripping water into a funnel in the floor that dropped the water into the bay.

Boats borough supplies once a month. Everything but food. The food was bought by the lighthouse keeper from a food allowance that was given to him and he had to bring it himself.
we stayed at Pigeon Pt. lighthouse near Santa Cruz CA a couple years ago--they turned the grounds in to a youth hostel…and it was great…

Good stuff karson!!!
 
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