Here are a few more words about – and images of – the Lost & Found Boat that is the protagonist of the tale by the same name (see Thoughts & Tales). This plywood pirogue was built as a “hundred dollar boat” to be left next to a favorite marsh through the gunning season. She “disappeared” after one month – but was rediscovered about 10 years later.
Here is the pirogue shortly after it was completed – it just got its first paint.
The next order of business was “sea trials” – conducted right here on the farm – on the Hickory Swamp. Cap’n Fowler found that she was good….
The bow – and stern are stiff and strong enough with a single stem in each. It is easy to get in and out over the bow or stern.
The interior is open and mostly unobstructed. The after stem is flush with the rubrails.
Here are the stiffeners that give some camber to her floor and prevent “oilcanning”.
Here she is under way – during the one month of our first relationship.
Here she is after her “rediscovery” – getting a little TLC at Pencil Brook Boatworks.