An 1835 Sail Loft Brought Back to Life

Sail Loft Entrance
Sail Loft Side View
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cap017 Custom windows were made to look antique with imported glass
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Custom Door built in Daggett's shop
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Sail Loft Side View1835: Sail Loft constructed in a small Maine fishing community.

Early 1900’s: Sail Loft was refurbished with new trim detail. The shingles were replaced with clapboards.

1950’s to 1960’s: Downturn in the ship building industry. The building was left vacant.

Sail Loft Entrance1980’s: Sail Loft was carefully dismantled with the hope that it would one day be resurrected

Fall 2007: Daggett Builders, Inc was hired to resurrect the Sail Loft to appear as it would have when newly renovated in the early 1900’s.

  • Concrete slab was poured on site using modern techniques to mitigate potential moisture problems
  • New field stone foundation was constructed
  • The original posts and beams were re erected on the foundation
  • Structural Insulated Panels were used to provide modern day comfort
  • R22 walls and R40 ceiling
  • Windows were replicated in Daggett’s shop using cedar frames and restoration glass imported from Germany
  • Doors were replicated in Daggett’s shop using mahogany
  • All the trim was replicated in Daggett’s shop using Cyprus
  • Radiant floor heat was used so there would be no visible sign of a modern heating system
  • Wireless lights and a security system were made to be as unobtrusive as possible
  • Walls and ceilings are plaster as per the original structure

July 12, 2008: Sail Loft Complete; Opening Ceremony

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