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Monday, February 21, 2011

Deck Work Completed on Edna

After a cold winter and lots of hard work, the decks of the Edna are complete. Take a look at a few before and after photos. In Summer, 2010, the Boat Yard Staff began restoration work. Three deck beams, the mast partners, hatch trunk, and severalo deck planks were in need of replacement. By February 2011, shipwrights and their apprentices have completed all of the structural work and have begun painting the decks. The new main boom and other spars, hardware, and rigging are due to be installed over the spring.



  1. My favorite boat is the Rosie Parks. My mother used to sail on it as a child. My grandparents would rent it for a week or so, and sail the bay in the summer. She slept in a hammock on deck.

  2. We will be following the restoration of Rosie Parks (beginning this spring!) very closely on the blog so stay tuned! Or better yet, come visit the museum and see first hand. Thanks for reading.