The 1889 log-bottom Chesapeake bugeye Edna E. Lockwood's loblolly pines logs have been secured after a two year search, thanks to a very generous donation by Paul M. Jones Lumber Co. of Snow Hill, Md. On the morning of March 5, 2016, delivery of the loblolly pine logs needed for the restoration of the nine-log bottom hull of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood— the last historic log-bottomed bugeye still under sail—took place at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
With transportation costs of the logs generously underwritten by individual donors, the pine logs are being trucked to St. Michaels, and will be submerged in the Miles River for preservation until the restoration project continues later this year.
Johnson Lumber of Easton, Md. is delivering 16 logs—allowing overages if needed for the project—with the logs averaging 55-feet in length, and a 10-foot circumference.