Restoration photos


THE BIGWIN IN SERVICE


The Bigwin with C.O.
Shaw on deck in 1925


The Bigwin unloading a
band which played at the
Bigwin dance pavilion


Some of the Bigwin crew
with Captain Tinkiss in the
middle seated

SALVAGING THE BIGWIN


The Bigwin is carefully
transported from the Bigwin
boathouse to South Portage
in 1991.


The Bigwin is carefully
transported from the Bigwin
boathouse to South Portage
in 1991.


The Bigwin is carefully
transported from the Bigwin
boathouse to South Portage
in 1991.

THE BIGWIN IN STORAGE


The SS Bigwin in storage at
Cunnington Construction property
on HWY 60 from 1993 to 2002


The SS Bigwin in storage at
Cunnington Construction property
on HWY 60 from 1993 to 2002


The SS Bigwin in storage at
Cunnington Construction property
on HWY 60 from 1993 to 2002

THE BIGWIN RETURNS TO DORSET


The Bigwin being lifted on
to the South Portage dock


The Bigwin being lowered into
its present location to begin
restoration, August 23, 2002

READY TO BEGIN THE RESTORATION


A large group of over
2,000 people came to see the
Bigwin arrive in Dorset


The hull planks are being removed
and the structure erected to begin
repairs on her steel frame in 2003

THE PROJECT UNDERWAY


The 10 rear steel frames
being replaced in 2003


Darryle Anderson working
on the hull planking


The Bigwin in 2007 inside
her new building

STEAM ENGINE AND DORSET WHARF


Joe Pruyn right, Rod Carr centre
from On the Road machinery. The Bigwin
steam engine after a $65,000 restoration


The Marine Museum restored
the Dorset Wharf in 2004.


Financial Assistance came from
Muskoka Futures, Robinsons General
Store, Zacherys Restaurant, Avery
Audio and the Marine Museum

STEAM ENGINE


Steam engine before
restoration 2004


Steam engine after overhaul

THE HULL AND KEEL


10 new steel frames in the stern


Rib repairs and new keel plate


Ready to install new keel
and remove dead wood

PLANKING


The hull planking taking shape in 2007


The hull planking taking shape in 2007


The hull planking taking shape in 2007

THE HULL, TRANSOM AND BOW COMPLETE


The hull and transom
re-planked by Charlie Butler,
the projectís Shipwright


Hull planked in Douglas Fir,
transom in Mahogany


The bow complete and stained

THE WHEELHOUSE IN 2009


Charlie Butler in spring 2009 working
on wheel house restoration


The wheelhouse, including planked
ceiling, restored to former glory

PHOTOS FROM THE SUMMER AND FALL OF 2005


Bigwin Steam Engine


Bigwin Steam Engine


Bigwin Steam Engine

PHOTOS FROM THE SUMMER AND FALL OF 2002
Stern
Close Stern
Port Stern
Close Ribbing
The Original Smokestack
Portside
A View from the Bridge
A Canadian Landmark
Portside
PHOTOS TAKEN OF THE RESORATION OVER THE WINTER 2002 & 2003
New stern framing
the Original Steam Engine
the Original Steam Engine
the Wheelhouse
the original Stem
the original Stem removed
New framing

New stem final assembly, May 9, 03

New stem installation, May 9, 03
the First new plank installed, May 12, 03
another new plank July 5/03
D. Anderson Boatworks

MORE PHOTOS

TO

FOLLOW

the New Stem installed
 
the new stack

 

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