Wood With a History: Historic Pen Makes a Business of 'Witness Wood'

Reclaiming wood from high-profile and historic renovation projects, Historic Pen, Manahawkin, NJ, has built a business around selling reclaimed lumber, as well as souvenirs and artifacts drawn from it. Sources include Atlantic City and other boardwalks, wooden ships of the world, and whiskey barrels, among other sources.

18th Century Oak War Ship Sets Sail for Baltimore

The French oak warship, Hermione, sets sail for Baltimore tomorrow. The recreation of the original 18th century French frigate, instrumental in supporting the American colonial rebellion against England, spent the weekend in Boston where crew members hosted visiting experts in woodworking. After two days in Baltimore (June 19-21) the Hermione sales for an appearance in Castine, ME July 14-15; and then to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, July 18.