Shipwright Apprentice Jenn Kuhn works to shape the first new transom board for the skipjack Rosie Parks
Project Manager Marc Barto and Apprentice Jenn Kuhn working together.
Old and new.
The piece is placed with clamps to the transom before anti-fouling paint and Sikaflex is used
Recently surpassing her fifty-year mark, Rosie Parks is in need of substantial rebuilding. Repairs were made to the boat as needed until 1994, but Rosie remains one of the least altered historic skipjacks in existence. If restored in accordance to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Vessel Preservation Projects, Rosie could be the best example of her type for interpretation of the work of this fleet.