Re: Chestnut oak

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On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 08:50:17 GMT, "P van Rijckevorsel"

What are those materials though ? The original build, or the rebuild a few years ago ? AIUI, that was a pretty serious rebuild and there's much less of the original ship left than you might think.
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+ + + Should be pretty close. The site looks pretty good, and the book by Wood (apt!) describes the live oak for the frames and such as coming from Georgia. According to Peattie there was live oak cut at St Simons's island (coast of Georgia) for the first rebuild (c 1830). In the 1924-1934 rebuild the masts (originally white pine) were replaced by Douglas fir.
The list on the site has white pine for the masts so this should be the list of original materials.
Actually, the live oak held up the best of all the ship, and needed least replacements. PvR
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