Sunday, August 23, 2009

Construction begins!

All, Was just was in Munson, Alberta (about 12 km or 8 miles north of Drumheller) where construction of the scow begins today. I attach pictures here of the pile of lumber and some of a 1:12 scale model of the American Museum of Natural History scow "Mary Jane" as she appeared in 1912. The 1:1 scale version for use in 2010 is being built by Perry Schopff. He is a master carpenter who started with the Royal Tyrrell Museum in January 1983 and is still presently employed there. He has 36 years experience as a journeyman carpenter, plus 6 more years carpentry experience.

1 comment:

  1. I don't mean to be rude but could I ask how much the plywood and lumber cost? I am thinking of building a similar sized scow.