October 1, 2014 Hours spent building to date: 155
After a long weekend in Newfield, Maine digging up material from 1748 for my cousin Gail, the official family historian, and a reconnaissance of the wonderful Maine Maritime Museum for the Connecticut River Museum, back hard at it today putting all the frames and bulkheads on uprights that will attach to the building frame. Pretty straightforward, but lots of very careful measuring, since every piece must be exactly 69 inches above the shop floor at the point where the boat floats in the water (the Designed Water Line).
While in Maine, we toured a beautiful historic home owned by my distant cousin John Fairfield Moore, a relation of my great-great-great grandmother Sarah Moore. Forward-thinking John put running water and toilet plumbing in the house when such things were unknown, but unfortunately used lead pipe. John and his entire family were wiped out by lead poisoning in 1916. Makes me think about all the chemicals I regularly pour into Tardis.