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    Here are the latest photos sent to us from Mr. Bob Coes who's incharge of the construction phase of the project. Bob will be suppling the site with photos on the project as it develops. The photos below were taken from June to Sept. of this year. We've included Bobs explanation of the photos below.
   Be sure to check back often in the coming months, we hope to have lots to show.

June-July/2005
Just click on the pics for larger view.

The photos above include the first half of the ship's frames prior to shipping to Pugsley C. You will notice that frames are all numbered in pairs, port and starboard, for identification and later use.
These next photos are of the students at Simonds High and Saint John High who helped with the loading and unloading. Also, the truck in use to transport the frames from Simonds High belongs to Harry Dunfield. Harry, you may recall, is the gentleman who donated the pine for the project. He has been most helpful.
The first two photos in this group illustrate the lines drawn on the lofting platform for the development of the frames for the forward half of the ship. When the frames from mid-ship to the stern were completed the lines were painted over to allow for a clean surface in laying out the forward lines. The time period here is late June, just prior to the completion of the rest of the frames.
These four photos show three pairs of frames temporarily assembled to illustrate their shape and structure for the conference. They also describe an overall cross-section of the ship at the station (frame number) they represent. Barry and Bob are seen being interviewed by the media as well.
This photo shows from left to right Bob Coes, Tom Creamer, Barry Ogden, and Harry Dunfield.
These photos were taken at the Trade and Convention Centre, the Friday before Canada Day, during our news conference. As you can see, the first photo shows the painting of the original Marco Polo in the Marco Polo room at the centre. The primary purpose of the news conference was to acknowledge the contribution of those individuals and organizations who contributed in some way to promote the Marco Polo project. The display of the frames was to show the progress and detail that has taken place to date. The last of the frames were completed the following week.

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