The official blog of the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Logs for New Zodiac Mast, Boom Delivered
Yesterday, the Historical Seaport's Spar Shop took delivery of logs to be turned into a new mast and boom for the schooner Zodiac, which lost its mast in September while sailing near Lummi Island in Puget Sound. The logs came from private property on the Oregon Coast. The logs are 123 feet long, and we believe they will be the largest single pieces of wood ever turned on a lathe in North America.
Upper photo: The logs are pulled into the front gate at Historical Seaport headquarters. Lower photo: The first log is moved into the main building, where it will be prepared for loading on the lathe.