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Posted by Stev187 on Saturday, March 29, 2008

The finished Novadoc.

Okay, Owen's got me back shipbuilding.  We are now working on the Novadoc, a canal freighter that sank very close to my grandmother's place on Lake Michigan during the Armistice Day storm of 1940.  Here are some photos. 


This will be a much smaller model.  We building it 1:350 like the others for a true sense of scale.  That makes the Novadoc a little under 9 inces long (our Edmund Fitzgerald is 25" and our Titanic is 30").

The Novadoc sank in very shallow water; for some time it was above the waterline.  I have visited the site several times, and it has always been underwater as long as I have been alive.  It's a dive spot for Great Lakes shipwrecks.  Only 15 feet underwater, the wreck is easy to get to but mostly covered by Lake Michigan's sandy bottom.

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