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John Andela
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Owner/Operator The Art of Age of Sail
Owner/Operator The Art of Age of Sail

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US Snow Niagara project nearing completion
Niagara is at the final stage of crossing the t's and dotting the i's.  She's different in many ways from the current full size sailing replica, but she's also similar in many ways. Her finalized design is shown below,  the drawing includes some of the diff...

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Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge progressing
The Queen Anne's Revenge project is making headway.  Her design is based on a medium size French West-Indiaman, a vessel in proportion and design very similar to the wreck found off North Carolina. The image below shows the work done on her bows. Lots more ...

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Project 'C&C 39 Blue Raven racing yacht' completed.
The project entailed designing and building a true-scale model of an original C&C 39 racing yacht still competing today.  Since the original C&C facilities burned down decades ago and most of their paperwork went up in flames, original drawings are hard to ...

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C&C 39 'Blue Raven" ready for sails :)
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The 212 ft wooden steam sealer SS Newfoundland was originally built by Peter Baldwin in Quebec in 1872. The vessel was seized by the U.S. in 1898 while being used as a blockade runner to Cuba during the Spanish-American War. In March 1914, under the command of Wes Kean, she departed St. John’s for the annual seal hunt and due to a number of communication and judgment errors, 77 of the 132 crew members died while left stranded on the ice floes for 53 hours during a severe blizzard. Most of the ‘lucky’ survivors had to have limbs amputated due to frostbite. This tragedy is part of what is known as the ‘Newfoundland Sealing Disaster’ of 1914.

Taking on the role of maritime archaeologist, the scarce info had to be pieced together from a single surviving photograph and just bits and scraps of historical data.
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Design for the Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard's (in)famous vessel. She's been designed from anecdotal historical information, contemporary French drawings and information from her assumed wreck-site.
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