Mario Jr., Mario, Marissa and Tyron
by Gerald Singer www.SeeStJohn.com
Yesterday Habiba, Jacob, my friend, Mario and his family left St. John in the US Virgin Islands and motored over to Jost Van Dyke one of the British Virgin Islands.
Arriving in Great Harbor, We checked into BVI Customs and then walked down the beach to Foxy’s.
I immediately saw my good friend, Foxy Callwood, lying in a hammock under the palm trees.
First thing, Foxy took me to see the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society’s project, the building of a traditional island sloop. This educational and cultural project has been funded by private interests, including a $50,000 donation from country singer, Kenny Chesney.
Here are some links and photos of the partially completed sloop as well as some photos of the different woods used.
Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Hull View
Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Bow View
Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Sheerclamps
Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Rudder
Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Mast
Traditional Tortola Island Sloop
wood used for building
silverbali planking, sheerclamp
mahogany for the transom, keelson stem
douglas fir for the spars
cupiano for the sheerclamps
cedar for the frames