Beeswax used in sailmaking, ca. 1990
Contributed by an individual through Maine Historical Society
Sailmakers wax two or more "parts" of sail twine before stitching. The wax lubricates the twine so that it moves more easily through the canvas.
The wax also serves as a preservative, and gives the twine resistance to chafe and to the elements.
- Title: Beeswax used in sailmaking, ca. 1990
- Creation Date: circa 1990
- Subject Date: circa 1990
- Town: Camden
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Beeswax and pine tar
- Collection: Private
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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