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Sunday, October 7, 2012

New Page: "The Hull: Heart of a Wooden Ship"

Once you've read our page "How to Read a Ship Plan,"  move on to our new page "The Hull: Heart of a Wooden Ship."

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Fishing schooner Lettie G. Howard lines plan, courtesy Library of Congress
In it we describe all the major components that make up a prototype ship's hull, from keel to deck beams, and explain their function. 

We also provide a bunch of free ship plans for New England fishing schooners Ernestina and Lettie G. Howard pulled from the collection of the Library of Congress.