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By Richard M Van Gaasbeek

Initially released at the eve of WWI, a pragmatic path in wood Boat and send construction was once built to coach carpenters and different woodworkers within the sensible facets of establishing a wood send.

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The surf boat reached the ship half full of water. The sailors quickly bailed out the boat and loaded twenty-two women and children in the boat for the return trip. The metal boat reached shore half full of water, yet its cargo was safe. On the second trip outbound the current set strong to the north and it took three men on shore to hold the bow to the Georgia. The sailors watch- You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher.

Henry Wardell, a recognized authority on shipwrecks, led the committee. Ottinger and the committee set about designing a suitable surf boat. The end product resembled the standard New Jersey surf boat, a boat that had Viking lines brought by early Swedish colonists of south Jersey. 17 When the time came for Ottinger to build his surf boat, the Board of Trade spoke highly of Joseph Francis. The captain brought his model surf boat proposal to Francis. He asked for a larger craft than Francis’s standard metal lifeboat.

Once loaded, the surfmen pulled it back ashore. When all the passengers landed, Holmes suggested that the crew take down some of the sails and spars to build a tent on shore. Later the crew sent provisions ashore. Soon the rescued, safely ensconced in a huge makeshift tent, sat by fires eating provisions sent from the shipwrecked vessel. The metal life surf boat proved its ability. 32 Selah Strong, keeper of Fire Island Light, New York, wrote that he used Francis’s surf boat to board the Minerva when she grounded off Oak Island in 1850.

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