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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Skipjack Rosie Parks Restoration Project Officially Started!

The Skipjack Rosie Parks Restoration project has officially began. This privately-funded, three-year restoration project will be done completely in view of the public. Stop by periodically and see Rosie's progress!

Marc and his apprentices discuss the plan on getting the rudder off safely and intact.

Oh the stories this rudder could tell from its history in the Chesapeake's waters. Thanks to generous donors and the work of CBMM's shipwrights, apprentices and volunteers, Rosie will get a new rudder through the restoration process, and will be back in the waters for new stories to unfold

The rudder was dropped just an inch from the ground, thanks to the precision work of our shipwrights, apprentices and volunteers.

The rudder will be on display as the restoration continues.

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