Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Making Spars

Vocabulary word of the day-
Spar: Horizontal or vertical piece of wood that holds up the sails.

This summer at MFS we will be making spars; our goals are to make two spars and at least one frame. We will do some rigging as well. Today we cut down the sides of one spar. We also found the measurements of the radius at each of the four quarters so we could see how it will taper. Some of us worked outside in the sun for most of the day while others worked in the shed. If you would like to see what’s going on with the building of Virginia, you can come see in the freight shed. It is the big brown building in downtown Bath at the foot of Lombard Street on the Kennebec River. We hope to see you soon!
Blog entry composed by,

Kelsey Brick
Bianca D’Arcangelo

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