Rangeley Lake Boat

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Rangeley Lake Boat

Barrett, C.W.


In 1978, Barry Thomas and Ed McClave selected Mystic Seaport's small Rangegely Lake boat as a subject for reconstruction and study with the aim of learning more about series wooden-boatbuilding.  The project resulted in a new set of plans for this boat and considerable information about Rangeley boatbuilding methods.  Rangeley boats generally were 17' long, intended to be rowed by a guide.  This 14'7" boat is better suited to a single or pair of anglers. A relatively low-deadrise bottom gives stability for cross-boat fly casting.  Ed and Barry worked out a compression stem-bending technique for the boats built at the Museum, which Ed described in "Bending Stems at Mystic Seaport", WoodenBoat 33, March/April 1984.  From 87 Boat Designs by Ben Fuller.  Lines drawn in 1973 and revised by Edward F. McClave in 1978.  Construction drawing by Edward F. McClave in 1978. 


Additional Information

Type Canoe
Designer Barrett, C.W.
Date 1915
Builder Barrett, C.W.
Lines taken by Pittaway, Robert A.
Plans drawn by McClave, Edward F.
LOA 14’ 7”
Beam 3’ 3”
Plans include 2 sheets: lines, construction, offsets
Source Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, Mystic Seaport Vessels & Small Craft Collection
Previous order number 74.1007
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Catalog number WSP.7.45