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Oct 15, 2012, 07:33 PM
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Steam Lumber Schooner- Edna Christenson


Here's another chunk of history from the HAMMS (Historic American Merchant Marine Survey): The wooden three-island steam lumber schooner "Edna Christenson".

Lumber schooners started as just that-- two masted schooners, filled to the gills with scads of board feet of America's huge harvest of lumber. They sailed both coasts and the Great Lakes.
With steam, the lumber boats were still called schooners, or sometimes "lumber hookers". These developed into the classic three-island freighter shape by the 19-teens, but were still built of wood... finally turning to iron by the 1920's.

Edna here is an example of the last generation of the wooden lumber schooners. Read one sailor's account of a summer aboard a similar three-island boat, the Daisy Gray:
http://www.mashell.com/~capncook/ (scroll down for the story)


And yes of course, I've made high-res scans of all 21 sheets of the HAMMS drawings of Edna...
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Oct 15, 2012, 07:38 PM
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And yes of course, I've made high-res scans of all 21 sheets of the HAMMS drawings of Edna...
Little slow on the draw here... Scans from where? Edna looks like a great future project! (right... like, I need another future project! )
Oct 15, 2012, 07:40 PM
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You can do it!

I have paper copy of the drawings, which were sold through Model Expo a couple decades ago... same as the previous post on the tug Marie L Hanlon...
Oct 15, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Looks to me like you could get one of Karl's Huron Brave hulls and modify it without too much trouble. Of course I'm lazy and not that precise. jda
Oct 15, 2012, 09:24 PM
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Interesting bit of nautical history. Thanks Pat!
Oct 15, 2012, 09:31 PM
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Looks to me like you could get one of Karl's Huron Brave hulls and modify it without too much trouble. Of course I'm lazy and not that precise. jda
So YOU are the one I got those habits from !!!
Oct 15, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Looks to me like you could get one of Karl's Huron Brave hulls and modify it without too much trouble. Of course I'm lazy and not that precise. jda
I'm going to have to dig up my paper catalogue for MG... not seeing it on the website...
Oct 16, 2012, 01:57 PM
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I can't find diddly by starting on the Loyalhanna site, but Google gives us:
http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com/LHDHURON.htm
Oct 16, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Does appear to be similar!
Oct 17, 2012, 07:14 PM
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Cheap, at twice the price!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/300797898182

This same set from the Smithsonian would set you back $150...

SOLD
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