UNF departments of Construction Management and of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures have come together to form a partnership. Students will travel to Malaga, Spain and work side by side with the master ship carpenters of Astilleros Nereo to construct a replica of a late- 18th century vessel El Galveztown. These students will not only be helping to build a replica, but will learn about a variety of traditional ship building methods that are increasingly rare in a modern world.
Monday, June 24, 2013
June 24, 2013
We woke up at 7:15 and had breakfast
at the hostel, like we always do. Upon our arrival at the shop we found out
that there were no dust masks available for us, so we didn’t do any planking on
the canoe. We talked with Rosillo about
the Phoenician boat project and we held a piece of planking against the side of
the boat and drew a line on the planking where it met up to the last piece of
planking in order to get the planks tight together. Then Rosillo used the band
saw to cut the plank where we drew the line. We then marked out on the plank
where all the mortises needed to be cut in order to align the two planks. We
then used ancient techniques of cutting the mortises with two sizes of chisels.
We accomplished eight mortis holes using the ancient technique. We left the
shop at 1:00.
We all rested during the day after
work some people like me took a nap because we were up late due to the festival
the night before. We went to dinner at a pizza place; the pizzas were large
personal sized Neapolitan style. The pizza I had was called the 4 seasons and
had a combination of white asparagus, artichoke, fresh anchovies, ham, cheese,
and tomatoes sauce this was all on a fresh thin crust that was rolled right
before the pizza went in the oven. Then the waiter asked if we wanted some
spices, and he gave us a hot (spicy) oil to dress the pizza with. This was the
best pizza experience I have ever had. The pizza was also not uniform in the
toppings which gave each piece its own flavor combination which I found very
enjoyable to have a new flavor with each bite. After dinner we went back to the
hostel and went to bed.