Brigantine Black Pearl - I need information

I hope that this is not a crime to ask about a brigantine on the Schooner Forum... If so, please feel free to keel haul me :)

I am researching the history of the Black Pearl. Below is the compilation of info that I already have. I would be very much obliged for ANY additions, corrections etc. I am interested in historical facts, people involved, photos, drawings and gossips and informal opinions about the ship. Many of ASA members must have seen the Black Pearl sailing.

Shipsaw

One of the most interesting of the big woodworking tools for building big boats is the shipsaw. It is a big bandsaw that has a mechanism for tilting the blade and wheel mechanism instead of tilting the table. One of the reasons for that is so the big timber doesn't slide off the table, and another is that you can change the bevel as you are cutting. One of the main uses is to make the futtocks.
Mystic Seaport has 2, there are at least 2 on Martha's Vineyard, one huge one in Gloucester that is used for the Adventure, and I am sure there are several more around.

Shipsaw

One of the most interesting of the big woodworking tools for building big boats is the shipsaw. It is a big bandsaw that has a mechanism for tilting the blade and wheel mechanism instead of tilting the table. One of the reasons for that is so the big timber doesn't slide off the table, and another is that you can change the bevel as you are cutting. One of the main uses is to make the futtocks.

Hindu

There was a nice story in the Boothbay register about the effort to save the schooner Hindu...
http://boothbayregister.maine.com/2006-03-02/schooner_returns_home.html

Contemplation of Great Schooner Gam, Portland, Maine

When Portland Yacht Services was still a young organization and we were foolish with youth, we sponsored the Mariah's Cup a race for wooden boats. We had a great time but couldn't maintain it... so we put the annual trophy aside and focused upon the Maine Boatbuilders Show.

Now that we are getting older and foolishness is certainly setting in again, I would like to have PYS host a gentleman and ladies Maine schooner GAM in Portland.

To the members who are joining us at the Maine Boatbuilders Show and others who might have an interest. The topic is open for wild thoughts on dates, venues, conflicts, feeder races, volunteers, challenges, events, rating penalties for being too serious. Pancake breakfasts, the proper number of lobsters per person and the correct menu for a boatyard lobsta bake. What rum should sponsor the event?

Who knows what could happen if we are encouraged.

An Evening with the Highlander Sea

2006-03-29 19:03
Etc/GMT-5

Location:
Essex, MA

Body:
The ASA received notice of the following event. It sounds extremely interesting, and I'm planning on going. I hope to see many of you there!
Alex Rhinelander
Commodore, ASA
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AN EVENING WITH THE SCHOONER HIGHLANDER SEA
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006
7:30 PM
ESSEX SHIPBUILDING MUSEUM
REAR 66 MAIN STREET
ESSEX, MA
978.768.7541
www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org

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