Preview: Rebuilding the Eastern Rig Dragger ROANN, with Walt Ansel

July 27, 2014

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Walt Ansel is Senior Shipwright at Mystic Seaport Museum, and from 2004 to 2008 he was lead shipwright for Mystic’s restoration of the 61-foot Eastern-Rig Dragger ROANN.

Eastern Rig Dragger ROANN

In this 2011 presentation for the Annual History Conference at the Penobscot Marine Museum, Walt provides fascinating commentary on the original construction, working history and eventual restoration of this historic vessel. Enjoy!

Rebuilding the Eastern-Rig Dragger ROANN, with Walt Ansel

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Plans for ROANN can be found in the book Boat Plans at Mystic Seaport, which is available for download to OCH members in the The Boathouse Library.

As Senior Shipwright at Mystic Seaport, Walt also helped rebuild the whaleship Charles W. Morgan.

Also be sure to follow Walt’s restoration of the wooden lobster boat BONNY BRIDE.

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