A couple of weeks ago, I had a bit of a brain storm. Bit of a hurricane really. We have been trying to figure out how we are going to finish out the inside of Lena Blanche and what her deck design will be like. We've been keeping track of some of the things we'd like to have and where things will go like the galley and salon, heads and storage and, of course, bunks. Nothing definite, you understand, but we know these are essentials.
Digging deep in my poor wood laden brain, I remembered that we have a dear friend who teaches brilliant students at the Architectural school in Halifax. So I asked myself, "Self, do you suppose they need a different kind of project to occupy them for part of this term. Something they could sink their teeth in, be a little experimental with, dive into a new world (so to speak). Hmmmmm".
So I called Emmanuel and ran the prospect past him and asked what he thought of the idea. Long story short a week or so later we had 6 students crawling through our "little" schooner taking measurements with machinery used in surveying but higher tech and much greater usability and asking all sorts of questions about the vessel and her needs.
Here are some of the pics from that day.
(back row l-r) Noah Jacobson, Tomas Ramos, Robert Cuthbert
(front row l-r)Ben Weiss, Ben Angus, Dean Dumaresq, Emanuel Jannasch (Professor)
Dalhousie School of Architecture
We are so excited to see what these fellows come up with. When they're all done, then we'll share what they have drawn up with all of you.