A friend saw my junk modelling boat and suggested we go to visit this real boat made from old donated wooden items about to be launched on the sea! I had to go and this is what I saw! It has made me wonder if I could make Odysseus sea-worthy?
The Boat Project is a living archive of people’s stories and lives, a 30ft vessel made from donated wooden items. From February to July 2011 the public donated their wood to the project but not just any old wood. Pencil or piano – exotic as Zebrawood or as familiar as pine every piece had a story behind it. Donations arrived in their thousands, from the highly personal to pieces of national importance. All of these donations are now being used to build a state-of-the-art seafaring yacht.
Visit the website for more information on this stunning project: http://www.theboatproject.com/