Work in the wintertime at Migis usually involves varying degrees of renovations and repairs. If you've been following this blog this winter you may have noticed a recurring theme: wood. Re-varnishing the wooden rowing dories, framing the new walls of the Daybreak cottage, or the major repairs to the hull of the Tykona, our classic wooden Chris-Craft. Our theme continues with the repairs being done to our two Buzzard's Bay, 14-foot, Herreshoff sailboats.
You may remember using these beautiful wooden boats though the 2007 season, great for plying the waters of Sebago on a breezy summer day. But wooden boat ownership is no easy task, they need constant attention, and last year their condition had deteriorated such that we couldn't even launch them.
These two boats have been trailered up the Maine coast to Pendleton Yacht Yard on Islesboro, an island in Penobscot Bay, just off the shores of one of our other properties, the Inn at Ocean's Edge. The work is being done by a small company called North Atlantic Shipbuilding & Repair.
The boats are in "demolition" phase at this point. The seats and coamings have been removed to access the frames and floors. The canvas has been stripped from the deck to allow access to the deck beams, and most of the beams in front of the bulkhead will get replaced. All decks, seats, ceilings, and hardware have been removed as this demolition phase wraps up.