Boats of the New York Company
|New York Company Boat: "Nettle"|
||The Nettle in the shipyard being retro-fitted for duty.
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|JOLLY BOAT SPECIFICATIONS:
The Jolly Boat is owned by Dan Schroth, the commanding officer of the New York Company.
He has spent many hours in looking for a boat for the company. It is the newest
addition to the company.
Dan settled on this boat that has a fiberglass hull and could be remodeled into
a sea worthy fighting craft to be used for the French & Indian War, Revolutionary
War and War of 1812. With the help of Captain Pray, Captain Schroth plans to train
company members for service aboard the "Nettle".
At present, the boat has been modified to and still needs more work. The mast and
tiller have to be installed. also the floor boards have to be modified for better
stability and the sail mast. The boat will be finished up in spring of 2012 and
ready for the 2012 Campaign season. The members of the company need to be trained
in basic seamship and fighting on the inland seas.
This is another example of the diversity that is found in the New York Company.
- Type of Boat: JOLLY BOAT
- Length: 17 feet
- Paint Scheme:
- - Purchase Colors: blue and white (faded)
- - Present Battle Colors: Black and yellow
- Rowing: (4)10 - 12 foot oars
- Steering: Tiller (in back of boat)
- Sails in 2012.
- Anchor(s): 2 small anchors
- Wooden swabbing buckets: none
- Samll wooden bowl for bailing water from boat
- Rope: assorted lengths
- Flag Masts: 3; various lengths
- Misc. items that would be found in a boat of this type.
- (2) - 16" Bow Swivel (Bronze)
- (1) - Small arms carried by crew
- Boarding Axes
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