The Mould Loft (1917)

The Mould Loft (1917) (HMZ35)

Location: Bath, ME 04530 Sagadahoc County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 53.646', W 69° 48.958'

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Design is the first step in shipbuilding, and it took place in a mould loft. Skilled modelers shaped the schooner's hull in miniature by carving a half-model. They scaled the model's lines full-size on the loft floor, then transferred these lines onto full-sized patterns, or moulds, made of thin wood. The moulds were used to shape the actual shipbuilding timbers.

This Mould Loft was added to the Percy & Small plant in 1917.

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Schooner Miriam Landis ready to launch, 1919; Mould Loft at right
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HM NumberHMZ35
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Placed ByMaine Maritime Museum
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 12:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 434464 N 4860434
Decimal Degrees43.89410000, -69.81596667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 53.646', W 69° 48.958'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 53' 38.76" N, 69° 48' 57.48" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 247 Washington St, Bath ME 04530, US
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