Ol' Dory Plug has been a bit of a slacker in the photo department lately. Might have something to do with the fact the Picton Castle is getting ready to depart on her summer sail training program (get details at http://www.picton-castle.com/voyages/the-voyages/sail-this-summer-2012.html) But the boatyard gang's been busy all the same. Bub and Gerald are working to complete the exterior of Billy Campbell's twin schooner, Tony's working on the interior and Dave and Gabe are now working on the masts.
The masts for these 48-foot schooners are being fashioned from spruce trees, and are 50 feet in length and 12 inches in diameter. They're being shaped by adze and are traditional in every respect. Says Captain Dan, "There are 40 and 50-year-old schooners sailing around these parts still with their original masts." That says something about quality!