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Thanks to all our backers, this campaign was a huge success! We've removed the old deck and have the lumber on hand to start creating the new one. You can keep us creating Porcupine by following the link below.
Thanks to all our backers, this campaign was a huge success! We've removed the old deck and have the lumber on hand to start creating the new one. You can keep us creating Porcupine by following the link below.
175 backers pledged $13,177 to help bring this project to life.
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    GRATITUDE OF THE QUILL

    Porcupines are representative of confidence and self-assuredness. We would like to thank you for your help with project with a thank you email and updates on the project through Kickstarter. You can be confident and assured you're backing an awesome project!

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    SIGNED COPY OF THE SCHOONER PORCUPINE: DANIEL DOBBIN'S LAKE ERIE MASTERPIECE

    This reward is sure to interest all history buffs and tall ship enthusiasts. You can read the full story of Porcupine’s career. Renowned Lake Erie Historian and Porcupine Project Fundraising Director, David Frew, takes you on the Porcupine's journey from Gunboat Schooner at the Battle of Lake Erie, to survey vessel for the Georgian Bay, Revenue Cutter on the Detroit River, and beyond.

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    +1 signed copy of the book by Dr. Frew, as well as the Captain, Shipwright, and Project Directors
    +1 Schooner Porcupine sticker

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    SCHOONER PORCUPINE T-SHIRT

    What's a better way to tell everyone about your support for such an awesome project than a t-shirt? Sport you support for Porcupine in this cool green shirt. The shirt features the Porcupine Logo on the front and the profile of the schooner herself on the back.

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    +1 Schooner Porcupine t-shirt (in desired size)
    +1 Schooner Porcupine sticker

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    SINGLE DAY SAIL PASS

    The perfect reward for a Porcupine fan! Be an intrepid adventurer and join the crew and passengers aboard Porcupine on one of her two-hour day sails. Meet new friends or have a piece of deck to yourself as our Gunboat Schooner sails Presque Isle Bay. Schedule TBD. Sails out of Erie, PA.

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    +1 2-hour day sail pass

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    BOOK AND T-SHIRT COMBO

    Can't decide between the book and t-shirt? No need to worry! This reward is the perfect combination of history and fashion.

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    +1 Schooner Porcupine t-shirt (in desired size)
    +1 signed copy of the book by Dr. Frew, as well as the Captain, Shipwright, and Project Directors
    +1 Schooner Porcupine sticker

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    JAR OF GOLDEN "SWARF"

    This reward is perfect for someone wanting to have part of the material used to create the Porcupine. Much of Porcupine's ballast is in the form of punched out geometric steel shapes, known in the engineering world as “swarf.” We think it looks like treasure, especially when it's gold. So have a jar. Your friends will think you've found some real treasure.

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    +1 jar of golden "swarf"
    +1 Schooner Porcupine sticker

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    PORCUPINE TRIFECTA

    Can’t decide if the book, the T-shirt or the swarf is cooler? In this reward, you can get all three items! The Porcupine Trifecta lets you wear, read about, and touch the Porcupine

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    +1 jar of golden "swarf"
    +1 Schooner Porcupine t-shirt (in desired size)
    +1 signed copy of the book by Dr. Frew, as well as the Captain, Shipwright, and Project Directors
    +1 Schooner Porcupine sticker

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    DAY SAIL PASSES FOR TWO

    Join Porcupine with your special someone on one of her two-hour day sails in the summer or fall of 2016. This package is the perfect start to a great evening in Erie. Schedule TBD. Sails out of Erie, PA.

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    +2 2-hour day sail passes

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    SIGNED PRESENTATION POSTER

    This reward is the perfect way to appreciate the Porcupine every day. Perfect for your home or office, this full-scale profile rendering depicts Porcupine in all her glory. The image is personally signed by the Captain to ensure its authenticity.

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    +1 signed presentation poster (pictured below)

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    SIGNED DRAWING

    For the true Porcupine fan! This reward features a full-scale copy of Sheet 1, the Profile of Porcupine. The Naval Architect Iver Franzen will sign every copy along with the Captain, Shipwright, Project Directors. This is your opportunity to own the start of the project.

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    +1 signed copy of Sheet 1 (pictured below)

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    DAY SAIL PASSES FOR 6

    Adventures on the water are better with friends, so make it a “Porcupine Party” for you and five “shipmates!” Join the Porcupine crew on any of her two-hour day sails in the summer or fall of 2016. Schedule TBD. Sails out of Erie, PA.

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    +6 2-hour day sail passes

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    EVENING CHARTER

    This private sail is sure to fulfill your nautical dreams! Watch the sun set across the waters of Presque Isle Bay during two hours excursion with 24 of your friends and excellent catered food. Help the crew hand, reef, and steer, or just sit back and enjoy the sail. Available summer or fall of 2016. Exact schedule to be discussed. Sails out of Erie, PA.

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    +1 2-hour, private evening charter (25 person max)
    +1 catered dinner (25 person max)

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    HALF-DAY CHARTER

    Explore Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie—the very waters Porcupine first sailed over 200 years ago. Bring 24 of your friends along on a fully catered, private excursion around Lake Erie for up to 4 hours. Help the crew hand, reef, and steer, or just sit back and enjoy as we sail past the sites of the 1813 Erie Shipyards. Available summer or fall of 2016. Exact schedule to be discussed. Sails out of Erie, PA.

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    +1 4-hour, private charter (25 person max)
    +1 fully catered meal (25 person max)

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    FULL DAY CHARTER

    Get everything available in the half day charter for twice the time! Explore Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie—the very waters Porcupine first sailed over 200 years ago. Bring 24 of your friends along on a fully catered, private excursion around Lake Erie for up to 8 hours. Help the crew hand, reef, and steer, or just sit back and enjoy as we sail past the sites of the 1813 Erie Shipyards. Available summer or fall of 2016. Exact schedule to be discussed. Sails out of Erie, PA.

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    +1 8-hour, private charter (25 person max)
    +1 fully catered meal (25 person max)

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    WEEKEND WARRIOR

    Take a short passage with five of your friends to the site of the Battle of Lake Erie to render a salute. Spend a few nights in rollicking Put-in-Bay hammock and sail the Lake Erie Islands aboard Porcupine. Includes all meals and accommodations aboard Porcupine underway and in port. Available during the summer or fall of 2016. Boarding, disembarking points, and exact schedule to be discussed.

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    +1 weekend trip around Lake Erie (6 person max)
    - all meals
    - sleeping quarters

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    DREAM

    The ultimate reward! You can fund building the deck and get us started on the interior. We will carve your name into the most prominent deck beam as symbol of your help in piloting this incredible project into fruition. The reward includes a charter for you and 24 friends. Exact schedule to be discussed.

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    +1 permanent name carving into the deck
    +1 8-hour, private charter (25 person max)
    +1 catered meal (25 person max)

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    HAND SEWN LEATHER "PASS BOX" CHAMPAGNE CASE

    Aboard the original Porcupine, the crew used a leather case called a “pass box” to carry gunpowder charges for the 32-pounder from the magazine to the gun. You can carry a bubblier kind of ammunition in this version. Porcupine’s Captain, Jamie Trost, hand crafted and sewed this very unique item. He adapted the design from 19th century plans to make a 21st century masterpiece.

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    +1 Hand-crafted leather pass box

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