History Meets Technology at the Gloucester Marine Railways From Kathy Chapman

Andrew Williams of 3D Measure is performing a 3D laser scan on the National Historic Landmark Schooner Adventure, which was built in 1926, in Essex, Massachusetts, by the John F. James and Son Shipyard.

http://schooner-adventure.org/

While a vessel is dry-docked, a laser measure can be made of the outside of the hull and deck, collecting "as-built" data. This data is then turned into a 3D surface model.

http://www.3dmeasure.com/

Naval Architects John and Fritz Koopman of Propulsion Data Systems of Marblehead will then use the 3D model together with an internal scan to produce a stability calculations, tonnage and other documentation which can be submitted to the US Coast Guard.

Photos © Kathy Chaman 2012

http://www.kathychapman.com

3DimagingAdventure

About Joey C

The creator of goodmorninggloucester.org Lover of all things Gloucester and Cape Ann. GMG where we bring you the very best our town has to offer because we love to share all the great news and believe that by promoting others in our community everyone wins.
This entry was posted in gloucester, Schooner, Working Boats and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to History Meets Technology at the Gloucester Marine Railways From Kathy Chapman

  1. Elaine Marie Lapointe says:

    Great pictures.

  2. KELLIE RICH says:

    PRETTY COOL STUFF RIGHT THERE!

Leaving a comment rewards the author of this post- add to the discussion here-

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s