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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

First of the Deck Planks installed on Rosie

The first of the deck planks were installed on our skipjack Rosie Parks yesterday. It's amazing to see how far she's come in just a year. Come b y the Museum and chat with our shipwrights as they restore this amazing piece of history back together. AND if you're so inclined, grab a tool and help!

The first deck plank is fitted by shipwrights Ken and Chris


Deck with caulking bevel and paint ready to install

Looking aft over several courses of deck planking as it meets the King Plank

Another view of the deck planking looking aft

Looking forward at the deck planking as it pays into the King Plank

Looking aft toward the transom

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