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Sinker Pine

We currently have in stock a very unique beam product referred to as our sinker pine beams. These beams are all old growth longleaf pine that in their original state served as dry docks during WW2. A dry dock is a narrow basin or vessel that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform. Dry docks are used for the construction, maintenance, and repair of ships, boats, and other watercraft. After World War II, the City of Mobile chose to sink these beams as they were no longer needed. In 2005, we had a unique opportunity to dredge the beams out of the harbor. Because the beams were underwater for 60 years the coloring is unlike any other beam. They carry unique shades of rust, browns, and greens. By salvaging the beams from the Mobile Bay, we preserved a piece of history.