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The craftsmanship and innate skill of Joseph Trochesset showed even in his earliest attempts at boatbuilding. These boats were all built for his father-in-law, Peter Quave, for use in his seafood business which was located in present day D’Iberville.

The RUTH, a schooner built in 1907 with the following measurements: length 47.6 feet, breadth 17.0 feet, depth 3.3 feet. It possessed one deck, two masts and weighed 16 gross tons.


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