(as per sign)
Boat House And Sail Loft
The Pillars, showing the sail loft and roof with dormer windows. The Boat House was below.
Today, only the boat dock and pillars remain of the 1797 boat house damaged by the earthquake in 1843 and a hurricane in 1871. Boats carrying sails for repair entered on the inlet and the sails were hoisted up to the loft through a trap-door, to be repaired.
The concrete caps placed on top of the pillars to stop erosion after the roof was blown away by a hurricane in 1871.
The marks of support for the original roof structure.
A leather palm in use, showing how it pushed the needle.
Needles of various sizes
Bamboo needle case
Bench hook to hold canvas work in place