Thursday, May 20, 2010

Scow update May 20, 2010.

After work today Perry and I went to the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site ( in East Coulee, Alberta, about a 10 minute drive from Drumheller. There we were able to select some heavy timbers and have them cut for the scow. These pieces will make up the heavy blocks on the scows midline at the bow and stern and will hold the steering tillers in place between two heavy wooden dowels. I am attaching here a short video of the sawing work, more as an experiment to see how it looks on this blog. Thanks to Robin Digby of the Atlas Coal Mine for letting us have the wood and cutting same for us. There were tons of mosquitoes here- the entire regions has been plagued with these pests the past couple days. Hopefully they will be gone during the scow trip!

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