Trees to Trunnels: CT Locust Trees Donated to Mystic Seaport

A Connecticut tree-removal company recently donated a pair of massive locust trees to the Mystic Seaport Museum.

The trees, known for their very hard and water-resistant wood, will be used by the museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard to make wooden pegs—also known as “trunnels”—for the restoration of the historic Gloucester fishing schoonerL.A. Dunton.

Box of tunnels.