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15 Ft Rowing Gig

  Build details:  
  Length Overall: 15Ft.
  Beam: 4 Ft.
  Draft: 9’’
  Weight: Not Known
  Construction: Clinker built Mahogany planks on Canadian Elm ribs and risers
  Date Built: Circa 1898
  Boat Yard: Not Known
  Identity Marks: Outside Transom 204/A Swamp test 1976

The gig can be seen here in the centre of the photograph just out of the water in the mast Pond.

Fig. 1 Rowing Gig Ashore in Mast Pond

She was previously used by Dartmouth Naval College prior to being based at Whale Island in the Sail Training Centre there. It was from the Whale Island centre that the Property Trust obtained this elegant little craft. She requires some work to bring her back to her former glory but she is a fine example of the craftsmanship used in her build circa 1898.


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