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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Special Visitors to the Museum to see Rosie

The Museum was pleased to welcome the Blind Industries and Services of Maryland to the Museum last week, where they felt the transom on Rosie, and listened as project manager Marc Barto spoke about the restoration project.

Later on in the week, we also received a visit from Sharon and Rob Weber. Sharon is the granddaughter of Captain Orville Parks (who donated Rosie to the Museum in 1975).

Taking a turn at the wheel.

The group feels the new transom on Rosie.

Captain Orville Park's granddaughter Sharon Weber and her husband Rob Weber stopped by for the day to work on the boat that her grandfather sailed and her great uncle built.

Painting the wood isn't the most fun of jobs, but all hands on deck are needed during this three-year restoration.

Photo taken from the bow of the boat.

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