Trees to Trunnels: CT Locust Trees Donated to Mystic Seaport
October 30, 2020
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.