Taking the Lines

Date: Dec 8
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Level 2.5
Cost: Free Event!

Boat builders from the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador will be on site, level 2.5, to demonstrate how the design of an old boat can be recreated by using measurements of the hull taken in the field. "Taking the lines" is a process that has been used many times by the Wooden Boat Museum to document the design and dimensions of punts (rodneys), dories, motor boats, and trap skiffs that represent the quickly-disappearing small boat heritage of our province.

The demonstration will be led by Jerome Canning and the boat to be measured will be the resident punt at The Rooms that Jerome built in 2007.