Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/09/17

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Subject: [Leica] BOATING PESO Soujourner Truth, a ferry sloop.
From: r.s.taylor at (Richard Taylor)
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 20:54:43 -0400
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Pretty boat.  Never did understand the point of ferrocement  
construction.  Maybe it was really cheap.



On Sep 17, 2009, at 3:27 PM, lrzeitlin at wrote:

> In the 1700s ferry sloops were used to transfer cargo from shore to  
> the 90 foot long sailing sloops that travelled between New York City  
> and Albany. The Soujourner Truth is a replica made to compliment the  
> replica Hudson River sloop "Clearwater" that Peter Seger's Clean  
> Hudson foundation financed. The replica Soujourner Truth is made of  
> ferrocement, concrete laid on a chicken wire armature. It is very  
> strong but very heavy. If it is punctured it will sink like a stone.  
> Unfortunately that's what happened to this one a couple of years ago.
> Larry Z
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