There was much merriment in the boatyard this weekend (too much?) as we celebrated the installation of the last plank in our twin schooners – the Shutter Plank.
Actor-adventurer Billy Campbell, for whom one of the 48-foot schooners is being built, did the honours – dousing the plank with rum and hammering in the fastenings. The more than 150 people who joined us also got a look at the dory being built by participants in the Boatbuilder Employment Preparation Training Program.
For more photos from the event, visit the Schooner Project blog at http://www.twinschooners.blogspot.com/2012/01/these-schooners-be-planked.html There was also an article in yesterday’s Chronicle Herald at http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/54518-actor-s-new-schooner-feted