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Kea Tawana--Japanese American Woman Shipwright

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Blog entry by naomi weiss posted 05-04-2010 11:30 AM 2490 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s an interesting article of how this woman wanted to create the largest wooden ship of the century:
Kea Tawana: Woman Shipwright

And here is a more recent article about her.

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor



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#1 posted 05-04-2010 04:51 PM

I read the whole story, and frankly my first impulse was to joke. But after all we all are dreamers, and – metaphorically – traveling is more important then to reach the destination, isn’t it?

-- Antonio

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#2 posted 05-04-2010 05:09 PM

yeah. it is a bit odd. and oddly written. i wish they would have gone into more detail about the complex joinery she used!

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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#3 posted 05-04-2010 06:03 PM

It seems to me she was more focused on creating a scenography then a real boat (I mean, there is more building frame construction then actual boat details, imo).

-- Antonio

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#4 posted 05-04-2010 07:34 PM

What a facinating read, you kind of feel bad for her knowing that her end result is just not realistic. But I definitly commend her for the progress she made and her dedication to learn and well… just try. I “googled it” after reading and it seems she was finaly forced to tear it down for firewood.

Chris Adkins
http://highrockwoodworking.com

-- Chris Adkins, http://highrockwoodworking.com/

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