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Boatshop webcam of the Magnolia being built

Rollins webcam

Try this webcam view of the Rollins Boatshop, where Paul Rollins and his colleagues are building the schooner Magnolia.

Go to the following link, and hit the webcam button at the bottom. If you happen to be the only person you can direct the camera by clicking your mouse on the image, and it’s great fun. If someone else happens to be directing the camera at the same time, I imagine it could become a bit of a game…

And see if you can manage to see anyone working in there – I did!


Mistral transon

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Eric Sorensen is chief steward and executive director of the Experience Mistral Project, a Seattle Center for Wooden Boats programme to give people a chance to be involved in the sailing, racing and upkeep of a classic wooden sailboat.

A 1939 sloop built on Seattle’s Lake Union, Mistral is an example of designer Ben Seaborn’s work and an emblem of Center’s mission to keep Northwest maritime traditions alive. Eric says she’s also the best ride this side of the Wild Waves Water Park, though I think I’d prefer Mistral any day myself…

Here’s his excellent weblog:

Eric suggests also that many people might be also interested in the progress of Bill Van Vlack and Stephanie Kavanaugh in caring for another Seaborn boat, Nautilus:

Gavin Atkin's weblog for the sort of people who like looking inside boat sheds: old boats, traditional boats, boat building, restoration, the sea and the North Kent Coast