Cardigan

Steps to building a wooden vessel

1.) Build a half model

2.) Using the half model, determine the amount and measurements of wood required

3.) Make the moulds - these provide the patterns

4.) Lay the keel

5.) Fasten the frames (ribs)

6.) Fasten the keelson

7.) Planking - the outer covreing of the ribs

8.) Ceiling

9.) Caulking the vessel to make it water tight

10.) Laying the deck

11.) Masts and rigging

Shipbuilding in Kings County, P.E.I. - 1864

 


From the library of Donna Collings - dcollings@islandtelecom.com.
Published in the Examiner, Page 3, 1864, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

 

 


Thank you Donna for the use of your wonderful resources.

 

 


 

Shipbuilders tools and rigging gear

Tools used by shipbuilders have changed very little for many centuries. Those found on board the Vasa (1628) are very similar to ones in use three hundred years later.
A selection of shipbuilder's tools and rigging gear is found above.

Ship List

This List of ships launched on the Cardigan river has been compiled using the Registry search at the Public Archives and Registration Office (PARO), newspaper accounts and the ship list prepared by Sister Frances Murphy as part of a history paper for Fr. Bolger at U.P.E.I. in 1973.

Samuel James Hingley





Above: Studio Portrait of Samuel with a young girl, possibly his eldest daughter Olivia



BackGround

A view of some of the Registerd Vessels from years ago

Some of the vessels were registered outside Canada because the owners were able to engage uncertificated officers to man the Schooners. It was difficult to obtain certificated masters and mates - standards were too high under Canada Shipping Act. It was impossible on account of educational requirements for a great majority of efficient seamen to get certificates - Gov't asked to relax regulations, nothing was done.

Pictures of different vessels and some people who worked on them

Above: Workers getting The Barbara MacDonald ready to launch on Oct. 25, 1919 Shipwright, Duncan MacLaren standing at the left of the group

Above: The Barbara MacDonald getting ready to be shipped out on her first voyage

Lemeul Cambridge Owen

 

All of the information on this page was given to us courtesy of the
Cardigan River Heritage Center which is Located at
4537 Wharf Road
Cardigan, P.E.I.

Owen "A Shipbuilding Name"

All of the information on this page was given to us courtesy of the
Cardigan River Heritage Center which is Located at
4537 Wharf Road
Cardigan, P.E.I.

James MuckleJohn

James S. MuckleJohn

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