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Ships stores

Tom Dunlap
I’m curious about how suitable sycamore would be as a mast of any size. Also, the practical and historical issue of moving large tree parts from the Indiana region to the shipyards on the east coast

The Carolinas were a huge source of ships stores during the age of wooden ships. Beyond masts there is a need for shapes to make the framework for trees line oak for frigate hulls. Tar and oakum. Cotton for sails. Fiber for ropes

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