Peter shows me the shop’s new-old roller that will be reconditioned at #petrichorpress
Old roller that comes from Irwin Hollander’s shop - got some interesting treatment with what looks like it might be yellow and gray paint dried onto it. To be reconditioned at #petrichorpress
Inks!!!! Checking in with #petrichorpress
Frozen shoreline in Mystic (at Mystic, CT)
Got to check out the restoration on the whaling ship the Charles Morgan (at Charles W. Morgan)
After hours in the loft of Mystic Seaport Shipyard (at Mystic Seaport Shipyard)
Super awesome negative print of the 7 masted schooner the Lawson! The Lawson was the largest schooner ever built. People started making schooners with multiple masts because the more masts the boat had, the smaller the sails could be, the easier it was for the crew to handle- thus you needed much smaller crew and had more room to store cargo. The Lawson’s masts were named the Fore, Main, Mizzen, Jigger, Driver, Pusher and the Spanker. This proved to be so confusing for the sailors to remember that they renamed them after the days of the week, starting with Sunday. (What we told day sail passengers was that it marked the first and last time anyone told a sailor to go to Sunday mast and they actually listened) but seriously they really renamed the sails that. The ship existed for two years before all seven masts broke off in a storm and then she wrecked on a reef. Only 2 of the 18 crew survived.
I slept inside a whale last night.
After the removal of rust off the hull.
From earlier this summer : Charles Brand cheese cloth drying rack #petrichorpress