The Schooner Virginia

Here's a shot Claire took last friday of me standing beside the stern post and deadwood. From the bottom up; the lead keel is 42 tons, the oak keel is 8000 lbs, deadwood #1(orange) is 1500 lbs. , Deadwood #2 is 1200 lbs., and deadwood #3 is 1000 lbs. There are 3 more pieces of deadwood yet to be stacked and then the horn timber on top of that. You can see the 12' keelbolt just forward of the stern post. I have shots going back to Feb. when we were setting the ballast keel on the building ways. Our frames are to arrive tomorrow.

Mike Goodwin