Shipwrights On The Crane


3 day rental * It’s December in Port Townsend, Washington; grey days, rain and temperatures in the 30ies. A small crew rips rotten planks off an 85 foot fishing vessel down from Juneau Alaska. Then on a swaying scaffolding they precisely measure new three inch thick planks of yellow cedar, securing them with 9” lag bolts. The new planks are caulked with oakum driven into the seams while the boat’s crew helps where they can. An ode to work and the intersections of skill, cooperation and physical strength; a deep dive into the reality of shipwright work.