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Ceiba: Schooner's Keel has been Laid

The keel has been laid for Ceiba, a 148-foot, three-masted, square-topsail schooner being built by Sailcargo Inc. in Costa Rica.

The vessel will be used for carbon-neutral cargo shipping, and the build combines traditional ship architecture and modern technology.

Framing is expected to start soon. Currently the team is constructing the staging around the keel to support this next part of the build phase. This is being done using predominantly cypress wood that has been responsibly-harvested from the local mountain town of Monteverde; a part of 400 trees donated to the project.

Trunnels stock is also beginning to be cut up, and as the framing stage floor cross-beams are being put into place, parts of the team are studying the lofting floor plans to begin drawing out the first pieces of the frames of Ceiba.

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