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Marine Railway

28 August 2009 | Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil
Maggie/Richard
Marine railways are used to haul boats out of the water for repairs. The boat is brought into shallow water at high tide, on top of the cradle. After the tide goes out and the boat is supported by the cradle, it is pulled away from the water. This is the smallest marine railway I have ever seen.
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Vessel Name: Issuma
Vessel Make/Model: Damien II, 15m/50' steel staysail schooner with lifting keel
Extra: Designed for Antarctica. Built in France by META in 1981. Draft 1.3m/4.5' with keel up, 3.2m/10.5' with keel down. More details at http://www.issuma.com/rhudson/issumaboat/IssumaDetails.htm
Home Page: http://www.issuma.com/rhudson/
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Created 29 April 2008