How to build wooden ships
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At the yachting port "Hercules" is a shipyard where implemented an ambitious project for the construction from scratch (you can tell by the historical reconstruction), one of the greatest ships in the history of the Russian Navy "of Poltava." On the tour may come here, anyone, cost 300 rubles for adults and 200 for children, but if you come with your family, the total cost will be 500 for everyone.
The "Poltava" difficult, if only because of the fact that the availability of detailed documentation, complete with drawings or images in color, did not survive. Research in archives maintained until now. In 2013, the vessel was made by the theoretical model, on the basis of similar vehicles.
It is planned that "Poltava" will be the scientific, cultural, research and educational center for the study of maritime history of the city and the country. But now the shipyard allowed daily excursion groups, where everyone can appreciate the work of re-enactors (among them many historians and philosophers, and not just the carpenters) and feel the power of the ship is still under construction. A skeleton, which stands in dry dock - is huge. He could barely fit into the lens, so even had to make a panorama.
At the entrance we were met by a complex plan - all can learn where things are.
First, go to the house of the master of the ship, where the forward guide and bask at the same time, t. To. The street is not the month of May, and everything is pretty much frozen.
There will certainly be interesting to children - they can take part in workshops in lithography, sewing sails and manufacturing of thematic souvenirs.
Our guide Oksana conducts a preliminary briefing - take children by the hand and walk around just for a guide, do not fight, do not miss, heavy and seemingly sturdy piece of wood does not stand up.
"Poltava," is built from oak trees, and the trees of a certain thickness and curvature are searched almost throughout Russia. For the construction of the trees are 100-200 years of age, but, as we were told, instead of one felled oak, planted 4 new.
At the entrance to a huge hangar - a reminder of how to tie different knots.
And here is the first look from the entrance to the bare skeleton of the future of the ship. The first impression - wow, impressive size. Second - what a wonderful smell of wood here it is worth. Third - how then wildly cold! Yes, since we were there on a day when the master is not working, heating off. Therefore, looking ahead, I will say, in spite of the fact that everyone was happy and impressed, shivering wildly.
It is said here is not allowed tourist groups. We were also allowed to climb inside. There was a feeling as if you're inside a big fish, and see her skeleton. For the construction of "Poltava", by the way, it will be spent in 1800 oaks.
We note with interest looked at all sorts of interesting little details. For example, countries "Baksova thing."
Drawing present, it is necessary to believe.
And this is a special place on the floor where is drawn the correct part.
Actually, the piece is hanging from the top.
I wonder what this master it?
The story about the master Kuzma even touching. He then asks gently touch the item, because he worked on it for several days.
We go up to the balcony dock. Here on the walls hung posters with the historical facts.
Here, for example, 2 totally different types and colors of poop "Poltava". Do you like some more? I was a little blue. Although historians are more inclined to the version on the right.
A full view of the outside of the ship there is only black and white engraving Pikart 1717.
Here photos of interesting historical documents, which can be a long time to look at, if it were not so cold.
But such figures were obtained after several years of research.
Medvedik Kuzma decided to close up selfie on the background of the future of the ship-museum.
We still had to go outside to make a volley of cannon. View beautiful here.
There is a monument to the ship's bell. And you see a squirrel? And it is.
What was the artist thinking, putting the protein in the ship's bell, apparently, only he knows. Maybe it was the muse?
Solid guns. At first they were cast at the Kirov plant, but now the order moved to the Izhora Plants. Actually, all the guns casting technology to invent anew - in the XXI century - cast cannons still unique activity.
And then we finally went in the heat! :) It's masts, yards, topmasts, bombranstengi and a bunch of all sorts of other bad-remember names. For me it was the discovery that they are not made entirely of pine trees, and collected the pieces with an inner hollow space. It turns out that the usual physics - break "pipe" is much more complex than just a stick. A top - plug.
<29 'floor above sewed the sails, but we were not allowed, because too dangerous :) Sail laid there on the floor, and they can be very easily damaged.
Incidentally, in the sailboat does not plan to put the engine to the ship was as close as possible to the realities of the XVIII century. But then I do not quite understand how it will float on the Neva River at night Scarlet Sails - there are plans that the Swedish sailboat replaced by patriotic "Poltava".