From the Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy:
It’s been a while so we thought we would send an update on our progress restoring the Skipjack Martha Lewis.
Her mast is shaped and protective coatings are being applied. the mast can be seen on the corner of Market Street & Congress Avenue in Havre de Grace – it’s beautiful! Also, at this location is her boom which will be scraped, repaired and varnished. The work is being done by Shipwright Jim Knowles and a few volunteers including some Shipwrights coming from PA.
The Skipjack is in Baltimore at the Tidewater Yacht Service Center getting some planks, decking replaced then will be painted. This work will take approx. 6-7 weeks. We are continually raising the funds necessary for her completion and are expecting work to be complete by late July after which she will be brought home to Havre deGrace for her mast stepping and rigging.
We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with different tasks such as scraping, painting, etc. So if you have some time and willingness to help please contact us. We are scheduling a work party on Saturday, June 21st 9am-? at Tidewater Yacht, 321 E Cromwell Street, Baltimore. Volunteers should bring a dusk mask, paint scraper and an old tee shirt (rag)
Thank you for all your support while we have been restoring the Skipjack and reorganizing the Conservancy and we do hope some of you will join us on Sat. June 21 for a scraping good time.
It’s time to dry dock this money pit for good.