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July 22, 2018

Well, after the launch we have continued to keep busy! We moved her with the help of some friends from Yacht Haven to Nate’s Marina so we could finish fitting her out. It’s been nice to be working outside in the sunshine and fresh air at Nate’s Marina. We want to give Gordon Mackay and Rich Curtis of Nate’s Marina a big thank you for their help.

The three big items this month have been putting the lead ballast in, building the masts and getting the engines running properly.

In addition Chris has trimmed the galley, made gaff jaws, and other parts for the masts. Daniel has been painting, making  thumb cleats, hauling lead, and learned about using a torture board to sand the masts. He has also been putting his artistic talents to work making a dockside sign for the schooner. Julie has done a ton of sanding and painting and sewed us a binnacle cover. And Alan has continued to do interior wiring. Just before press time the bowsprit got put on! Now for splicing the rigging wire and stepping the masts.

We now have Schooner Huron Jewel t-shirts, hoodies, mugs and hats available at the Islander Shoppe. And Huron Jewel breakfast blend coffee is available at Sune’s Grocery and Les Cheneaux Coffee Roasters.

Our sailing schedule is posted online and available for reservations. We’ll be docked and sailing from Drummond Island Yacht Haven once she is rigged.

Learn more about Schooner Huron Jewel at, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pintrest @DITallShip.

– Captain Hugh

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