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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cutting Rosie's Keel

Marc and the shipwright apprentices got the chain saw working yesterday, and were able to remove part of Rosie's keel as part of her restoration. You can watch it all unfold right here at the Museum - harborside near the lighthouse.

Marc has his two apprentices on either side, helping to guide how far to go with the chainsaw

The wood still looks pretty solid in the middle. Above is a peek at Rosie's aft cabin, which is surprisingly in good shape

It's all a learning process for the apprentices and our shipwrights. Shipwrights must be smart, creative problem solvers....and remain flexible in their plans of historic boat restoration.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! It is great to see work has begun on ROSIE PARKS. Best of luck!
    Kathleen & Skip
    Schooner MISTRESS